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Freak winds cause damage at Chilkat Lake


October 13, 2022

Photo courtesy of Mike Simpson.

A cabin on Chilkat Lake is pictured in the aftermath of a heavy windstorm Monday. Blowdowns caused significant damage to several structures on the lake earlier this week.

A violent windstorm swept across Chilkat Lake on Monday, damaging several cabins and nearly crushing a resident napping in his home.

According to a neighbor, the resident was asleep when a large tree fell on his cabin, fully severing his bedroom...

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