High winds caused moderate damage and prompted closures throughout the City and Borough of Juneau Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Juneau extended the high wind warning until 5 a.m. Friday. The agency reported gusts of more than 100 mph Thursday morning in downtown. The wind caused multiple flight cancellations. Despite reports on social media of downed trees and blowing debris, Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge said there have not been many calls for wind-related problems. “Our other big call for this time of year is frostbite and cold injuries with people that are outdoors, either recreating or homeless, that don’t have shelter from the wind,” Etheridge said. “High winds can cause cold injuries pretty quickly.”