Alaska braces for powerful storm with wind gusts up to 90 mph

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New York Daily News

Residents along Alaska’s western coast were battening down Friday before the expected arrival of one of the fiercest storms the state has faced in more than a decade, with meteorologists warning of hurricane-force winds and heavy rain that could trigger severe flooding. The remnants of Typhoon Merbok is forecast to remain a powerful storm system as it travels across the Bering Sea region — which spans the northern Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia — Friday through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. “This is a dangerous storm that is expected to produce widespread coastal …

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