10:45am update – we estimate that we have 15,000 member without power but that number has been as high as 21,000 earlier this morning. This number will continue to fluctuate. We have been in touch with the Fairbanks North Star Borough who will coordinate with the Red Cross to set up warming centers as some members will be without power for several days. They will also provide emergency information and we’ll post that soon.
Here’s a snap shot of some of the known areas affected: Chena Hot Springs and Nordale Rd, Hurst and Badger Rds.; Farmers Loop which includes many subdivisions to the north; Hagelbarger and Gilmore Trail along the Steese Hwy; Ballaine and Yankovich Rds on the west side of Farmers Loop including Goldstream Valley. The pockets in town include Westgate and Weeks Field; Shannon Park; Island Homes and downtown east of Noble; Executive Estates; north Peger and Davis Rds.