Western Alaska Villages Dealing With Rising Water

Photo by David Dodman, KNOM Radio Mission - Nome: At Nome's shore on Tuesday night, fiercly churning waves battered - and ultimately, surpassed - the city's high seawall.

Communities on Alaska’s west coast are still being battered by a huge storm. The national weather service says the intensity of the storm can be compared to a category 3 hurricane. Wind gusts up to almost 90 miles per hour were recorded in some communities over night. Now, villages are dealing with rising water. KNOM reporter Ben Matheson in Nome has been following the developments and joins me now.

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Ben Matheson is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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