The evidence of the remains of typhoon Merbok is widespread throughout Hooper bay, but as the village works to repair the damage and rebuild, the city and tribal leaders are looking ahead to prepare for future storms and future generations.
Since early Sunday two to four inches of rain as fallen across much of Southeast, Alaska with another one to three inches likely in the next 12 to 18 hours. The heavy rain is falling on already saturated soils, leading to landslides reported in Juneau and in Haines. Several rivers and streams are also exceeding their banks.
Seismic activity near Edgecumbe Volcano is nearly back to background levels, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, but scientists have now completed an in-depth analysis that shows new information for the island near Sitka.
A dedicated group of volunteers have begun their spring tradition of clearing what others have left behind — litter strewn along the shoulder of the Glenn Highway within the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge.
According to the National Gardening Association, the lawn and garden industry is led by wealthy households, and millennial households report strong levels of spending also. Millennials, according to the association, are reported to have revived the houseplant market.
The Climate Prediction Center calls for a continuation of La Nina in the central tropical Pacific. Meteorologist Joe Bartosik reports on how the below normal ocean temperatures affect Alaska's spring weather.
An avalanche blocking Hiland Road up South Fork Eagle River on Friday morning with depths of up to 80 feet cut off access for some residents behind the slide path, initially knocking out power to many.