Public Safety ~ Category 1 travel advisory issued for high winds after the National Weather Service issued a high wind advisory.
Environmental ~ A stop sign was blown over by high winds. Public Works was notified
Ambulance Request ~ EMS personnel provided care and transport for a woman who had hit her head after being blown over by high winds.Traffic Roads ~ Caller reported 2x4s flying across Ballyhoo Road. A Harbor Officer secured the debris.Traffic Roads ~ A school zone sign, still flashing, was blown into the roadway. Public Works was notified.Environmental ~ Remnants of a WWII-era building near the airport blew off and struck several vehicles parked in the adjacent lot. Several vehicles sustained damage; one was totaled. Alaska DOT employees helped move fallen debris from the area.
Traffic Roads ~ Caller reported a large piece of metal had blown onto Ballyhoo Road and was creating a traffic hazard. A Harbor Officer secured the debris.
I spent two years on Adak Island, a few hundred miles farther west in the Aleutians, and let me tell you that those winds are serious. We were sent home, one day, for winds gusting well in excess of 95 knots (109 mph).