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Storm over Quinhagak

October 7, 2017

Yesterday a storm bringing severe flooding hit Quinhagak full on with onshore winds of 80 MPH. The storm originated on the coast of Russia and water had been building up – pushed by the winds – all the way across the Bering Sea, adding approximately another 3m to the ‘normal’ high tide in Quinhagak. The storm lasted for about three hours, and was still raging when Quinhagak went to sleep last night. Warren reported the beach road was flooded before the tide turned. You can see a report from Quinhagak on Alaska Weather here, 1.59 into the program.

Over in Scotland, we are still awaiting words from Quinhagak, but October 5th may be a fateful date in recent Nunalleq history – we may not have a site anymore.

Quinhagak, pretty much in the centre of the storm

We are hoping that all our friends in Quinhagak are safe, and that the damage to the village is not too great!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. permalink
    October 7, 2017 15:07

    Nature keeps showing mankind that we are not in charge! Nature is all powerful. As long as all are safe. 🦉

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Abigail Cooke permalink
    October 7, 2017 16:29

    Sincerely hope the effects are less than feared, for the residents and the site.

  3. Marjorie permalink
    October 8, 2017 01:22

    Prayers for all.

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