Typhoon leaves behind extensive flooding in Western Alaska


September 21, 2022

The remnants of a massive Pacific typhoon that battered a thousand-mile stretch of Western Alaska dissipated Sunday morning, with floodwaters dropping and communities assessing damage from one of the worst storms on record.

The storm left a trail of wreckage across coastal Alaska, with flooding, telecommunications outages and damage to buildings and infrastructure including roads, docks, seawalls and village runways.

As of Monday morning, there were no reports of deaths, serious injuries or people missing, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kaitlyn Lardeo.

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