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article imagePowerful storm edging close to Alaska coast

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By Owen Weldon     Nov 8, 2011 in World
On Tuesday very intense storm was slamming the west coast of Alaska. The storm may very well become the worst storm that has ever hit the region.
Andy Brown is the lead National Weather Service forecaster in Anchorage and he says that the storm traveling at 60 mph. The city of Nome could end up being hit by the storm late Tuesday, with winds reaching 85 mph. Nome is a beachfront town.
According to MSNBC, the massive storm may produce a 10-foot surge, and this would force many people to prepare themselves. Brown warned people living in communities along the coast to brace themselves for a very nasty storm.
Brown said that the storm is extremely dangerous, and people from all parts of the world is getting the word out and letting them know just how major this storm is.
The storm is a little bit unusual because it is taking a path right through the eastern and northern Bering Sea, according to CBS News.
On Tuesday morning the windows at the Polar Café, a popular restaurant located in Nome, were boarded up. Many items and belongings were moved from the basement to the upstairs in a hotel room.
According to KY3, the storm will be just a little west of St. Lawrence Island late Tuesday night. The last major storm that was severe as this storm is expected to be, occurred back in 1974.
The storm is expected to bring fierce winds throughout Norton Sound and the Chukchi Sea on Wednesday.
Blizzard warnings have also been issued, as well as high wind warnings, winter storm warnings and coastal flood warnings for the entire state until Wednesday morning.
Property will be under threat through Wednesday, due to drifting snow, whiteout conditions, blizzards, erosion, flooding and cold wind chills.
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