As the weekend windstorm approaches, the roar of chainsaws was actually a comforting sound to many today. It meant trees damaged by last week's storm were coming down by choice and not by the wind.
Tree removal services were working hard to clean up from the last storm, and as a preventative measure for this upcoming storm.
The slogan for Tony's Enterprises is 'you name it, we do it' as of lately that's meant a lot of wood work.
"Yeah we were doing fence repairs and roof cleaning, stuff like that. Then that one night hit and it's been straight tree work for the past two weeks," said Tony’s Enterprises Crew member Mike Ford.
One set of trees this crew was working on today were partially uprooted by last week’s storm. That left them stuck between another set of trees. The issue with that is a hazard of blowing over all of the trees, onto cars, the road or even towards a nearby apartment building.
That's why Cook Inlet Housing Authority wanted to be proactive about getting the trees cut down before this weekend's storm, however, it wasn't easy.
"I would call and either their voice mail were full,” said Cook Inlet Housing Authority senior administrative assistant Chet King, “If I did get a hold of someone they were so busy that they could only do emergency and nothing else."
Many companies have such a busy call log that tree issues like this aren't considered an emergency. With the high winds expected by the National Weather Service, many believe teetering trees will come down.
Bob Hopkins of NOAA/NWS Anchorage Alaska said it's going to be a pretty powerful storm with a lot of precipitation.
"Makes you wonder what the winter is going to be like," said Ford.
The precipitation we’ve already received in the Anchorage area is making uprooting of trees easier according to tree removal crews.
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