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Fall Storm Watch: Weather Brings Strong Winds And High Tides

Oct 13, 2017

The weather system may bring flooding to low-lying villages.
Credit Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service.

Another fall storm brewed near the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta yesterday, its strong winds and high tides threatening coastal communities. According to the National Weather Service, gale-force winds from the Southwest may contribute to minor flooding, beach erosion, and rough surf, particularly along the coast from Goodnews Bay to Kipnuk.

“People gotta be prepared,” said Tununak Tribal Administrator James James, athough he was not particularly worried about this storm system. He said that the village sees some high water every year.

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