The city of Cordova’s Christmas tree succumbed to high winds, snapping in half and falling into First Street, shortly before 12:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.
The downed tree was first reported to The Cordova Times by Amanda O’Brien.
Rob Campbell reported 68 knots at his weather buoy in the harbor. “Glad I tightened my lines!” he wrote on The Cordova Times Facebook page.
Conex shipping containers near the shipyard collapsed and fell onto a nearby boat just five days after high winds shattered a window on one Cordova home.
The Cordova weather station sensor recorded gusts of 94.2 knots — or 108 mph — at 11:44 p.m. Sunday night.
Billy Slayton commented to The Cordova Times on Facebook that a tree went down in his yard. “Couldn’t have gone in a better direction,” he said.
Alaska Marine Highway’s M/V Aurora sailings are also cancelled due to the extreme weather.