A storm of rare power hits Alaska

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A storm of rare power hits Alaska

US weather services describe angry seas along the coast around Nome, with 3.3 meter waves.

A storm of rare power hits western Alaska, causing widespread #x27;Huge waves and flooding that swept away homes, the US Weather Services (NWS) said on Saturday.

The remnants of Typhoon Merbok will hit western Alaska […] over the weekend, with extreme surf, hurricane-force wind gusts, erosion of coasts and heavy rains, they clarified on Twitter.

The floods will get worse, they added.

This is hands down the strongest early fall storm the Bering Sea has seen in 50 years, said University of Alaska climate scientist Rick Thoman. /p>

The flood alert remains in effect until Saturday at 10 p.m.

In the coastal village of Golovin, water surrounds the school, homes are flooded, at least two homes are floating, city services in Fairbanks, Alaska's second-largest city, described. p>

Images posted on social media show extensive damage. CNN released a video showing a house floating down a river before getting stuck under a bridge.

The NWS describes very angry seas along the coast around Nome, with waves of 3.3 meters.

Gusts of up to 145 km/h have been recorded, according to the NWS, which forecasts more. others even stronger.

The flood warning remains in effect until Saturday at 10 p.m. in southern coastal areas and until 10 p.m. Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the northern regions, towards which the storm is heading, said the weather services on Facebook.

A house floating on a river.

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