The 4,400 residents of the community of Unalaska, which surrounds the port of Dutch Harbor about 900 miles southwest of Anchorage, were hunkered down and waiting out the blow.Asked how bad things were on Sunday with winds blowing steady at 50 mph and gusting over 75 mph, Bong Tungul, manager of North Pacific Fuel, at first just laughed.“Bad?” he asked when he stopped laughing on the end of the phone line. “That’s an understatement. It’s really bad. It’s gusting bad. Luckily, people got a heads up on this.”Everything was pretty well battened down in Dutch by the time the storm made landfall, he said. Some windows were reported broken here and there around town, he said, and a couple boats broke loose in the harbor but were safely recovered.
November 27, 2017 at 4:22 PM EST