Extraordinarily violent storm hits Alaska and sweeps away properties – rts.ch

Extraordinarily violent storm hits Alaska and sweeps away properties – rts.ch

A storm of uncommon energy right now of 12 months hits western Alaska, inflicting enormous waves and flooding that washed away properties. It’s heading in direction of the north of the American state, with waves of greater than three meters and winds of 145 km / h.

“The remnants of Storm Merbok will batter western Alaska over the weekend with excessive surf and hurricane-force wind gusts,” the US Climate Service (NWS) mentioned on Twitter. ). “The floods will worsen,” they added.

“That is arms down the strongest early fall storm the Bering Sea has seen in 50 years,” mentioned a local weather scientist on the College of Alaska.

Scenes of desolation

Within the coastal village of Golovin, the municipal companies of the close by city of Fairbanks describe scenes worthy of a catastrophe film. “Water surrounds the college, homes are flooded, no less than two homes are floating,” they defined.

Photographs posted on social media additionally present intensive harm. CNN launched a video displaying a home floating on a river, then caught below a bridge.

The NWS expects even stronger gusts of wind than the 145 km/h already recorded. The flood warning stays in impact till Saturday 10:00 p.m. (Sunday 8:00 a.m. Swiss time) within the southern coastal areas, and twelve hours extra within the northern areas, the climate companies mentioned on Fb.

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