Alaska braces for huge storm, flooding, power outages feared

Flood warnings are in effect until Monday in parts of northwest Alaska. Storm is the remnants of what was Typhoon Merbok, which is also influencing weather patterns far from Alaska. Forecasters say the storm will slow but not end California’s fire season because fuels are critically dry. Storm could also bring winds that could spread the Mosquito Fire, which has become the largest wildfire in that state so far this year. Flood warnings were in effect Friday at the Nome Visitors Center, a half block from the Bering Sea.

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