Anchorage emergency officials issue high wind watch

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Office of Emergency Management is warning of high winds that could hit the city.

    Emergency officials say a powerful storm system in the Bering Sea will bring a strong front through southcentral Alaska.

    It's expected to arrive Tuesday night and stay through Wednesday afternoon.

    A high-wind watch is in effect for that time for homes at higher elevations in south Anchorage, along Turnagain Arm and in Eagle River.

    Emergency officials say winds could reach 30-45 mph with gusts to 65 mph at lower elevations.

    At higher elevations, winds could blow 50-65 mph with gusts as high as 100 mph.

    Officials say people should prepare for loose debris causing damage and the possibility of downed trees and power lines.

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