Several thousand residences and offices were left without power on November 27th, 2019 when high winds traveling between 50 and 112 mph hit Anchorage. The warning for high winds stayed in effect till about 5 am the next day for Turnagain Arm and Anchorage Hillside. 100 mph winds were found to be gusting through these areas throughout the night.
Wind Level Clocked At Par with Category 3 Hurricane
Rest of Eagle River and Anchorage saw winds gusting between 40 and 70 mph. The highest wind speed was recorded near Upper Dearmond Road. Wind levels clocked at 112 mph. This is equivalent to force wind gusts during a category 3 hurricane.
In South Anchorage, the winds began gusting at 50 mph right before 10 am. They reached 70 mph by 4 in the afternoon escalating steadily. By 7 pm the winds were 90 mph. They continued strong for about 15 hours since they first began.
Wind Damage Reported
Eagle River reported extensive wind damage with gusts going up to 61 mph in town. The roof was blown off by high-speed winds at the Matanuska Brewing Company. Strong winds continued through the night. There was heavy precipitation in Anchorage, the western Kenai Peninsula, Wasilla, and Palmer.
Areas north of Willow and East of Palmer Higher and higher elevations of South-central witnessed snowfall during the night. The weather department sounded a Winter Storm Warning in the Susitna Valley for 18-32 inches of snow.
High winds tapered off overnight in Anchorage. However, the area continued to witness heavy rainfall mixed in with snow. Stemming from this, heavy snow occurred in the Turnagain pass area of the Seward Highway around the same time.
Hurricane and Storm Damage Insurance Lawsuits
You paid your insurance premiums in good faith and now that you file a claim for compensation, your insurance provider tries to get off with minimum or no compensation. Get in touch with an experienced insurance claim denial attorney to recover what is rightfully yours. Insurance lawyers can help you if your insurance carrier is using inappropriate tactics to delay payment or deny coverage.
Most insurance claim dispute attorneys work with adjusters that create their own estimations of the extent of damage. These can be used to persuade your insurance company to offer reasonable and accurate compensation. Extreme weather systems are becoming increasingly common in the Pacific. Alaska has started getting more than a fair share of typhoons and storms.
It is important that you consult with an experienced and responsible denied insurance claim attorney to identify the best way to recover damages.