Storm battering western Alaska causes widespread flooding

NEW: No injuries or deaths have been reported in Alaska, official says. NEW: High waters could take up to 14 hours to recede, Alaska’s governor says. The storm, Typhoon Merbok, has been influencing weather patterns as far away as California. Winds in the village of Golovin, a village of 170 or so, gusted over 60 mph (95 kph) and the water rose 11 feet (3.3 meters) above the normal high tide line and was expected to rise another 2 feet.

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