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Floods in Alaska national park prompt emergency evacuations

Reuters: More than 100 tourists and workers have been airlifted out of a private lodge in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve after floods washed out portions of a road and left them stranded, a National Park Service spokeswoman said on Friday. The group was evacuated late on Thursday by four fixed-wing airplanes and two helicopters after rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday morning caused two nearby shallow creeks to swell, said park spokeswoman Kris Fister Continue reading

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Floods in Alaska national park prompt emergency evacuations

Reuters: More than 100 tourists and workers have been airlifted out of a private lodge in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve after floods washed out portions of a road and left them stranded, a National Park Service spokeswoman said on Friday. The group was evacuated late on Thursday by four fixed-wing airplanes and two helicopters after rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday morning caused two nearby shallow creeks to swell, said park spokeswoman Kris Fister. The creeks turned into a “confluence… Continue reading

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