Storm expected to bring winds, flooding to parts of Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fall storm is expected to bring strong winds and areas of flooding to parts of western Alaska.

    A forecaster says communities hard hit by a storm that barreled into the region last month are not expected to feel the brunt of this system.

    Still, residents in communities battered by the remnants of Typhoon Merbok in September were monitoring the track of the new storm as recovery efforts in those areas continue.

    The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings, in effect beginning Wednesday, for much of northwestern Alaska and for other parts of western Alaska.

    Coastal flood warnings also were issued in areas

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