Powerful storm strikes Alaska bringing historic surge, coastal flooding

A low pressure front in the Bering Straight was spinning as wide and strong as any winter storm. It was fed by the volatile air from the former Typhoon Merbok, forecasters said. A flood warning is in effect for the coast south of Anchorage, Alaska, with a flood warning in effect until 10 p.m. Flooding is reported in Shaktoolik, a small city on Bering Sea coast. Alaska Airlines cancels Saturday flights to Nome and Kotzebue as well as a morning flight to Bethel.

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