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21 September 2022 / ArcticToday / Rick Thoman

Typhoon Merbok pounded Alaska’s vulnerable coastal communities at a critical time

Bering Sea

The powerful remnants of Typhoon Merbok pounded Alaska’s western coast on Sept. 17, 2022, pushing homes off their foundations and tearing apart protective berms as water flooded communities. Storms aren’t unusual here, but Merbok built up over unusually warm water. Its waves reached 50 feet over the Bering Sea, and its storm surge sent water levels into communities at near record highs along with near hurricane-force winds.

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