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Villagers taking stock after typhoon hits western Alaska

The storm caused flooding along the state coastline that measures roughly half of the Lower 48

 

September 20, 2022



Local, regional, and state resources have been deployed to more than a dozen villages damaged by the remnants of the typhoon Merbok in western and northwestern Alaska.

The storm brought high winds, storm surges, erosion and flooding along more than a thousand miles of coastline, about the same distance as from Nebraska to San Francisco.

Over the weekend, residents of at least six communities in western Alaska took refuge in village school buildings. As KYUK’s Will McCarthy reports, “Classrooms turned into bedrooms, gyms into informal dining halls. Now, those same classrooms are filled with students again. Schools are already returning to instruction, even as staff begin to clean up and take stock of damages.

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