Tuesday, November 29, 2011

IRAN Threatens 150,000 Missile Response to ISRAELI JERICHOS

 

America BEWARE! PRE-EMPTIVE MISSILE STRIKES COULD BE COMING AT ANY TIME NOW! America has admitted thier intentions to come against Iran with the UK and Israel. Iran has many military allies with missle capability. Russia included....

Christians in AMERICA, ARE YOU PRAYING HARD against this possibility?-Pamela Rae Schuffert


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Iran threatens 15

0,000 missile response to Israeli Jerichos

Published: 29 November, 2011, 13:47
Jericho ballistic missiles
Jericho ballistic missiles

Saber-rattling rhetoric in the Middle East is reaching new heights. Israel is reportedly deploying its long-range Jericho missiles around Jerusalem, while the Iranian defense minister threatened massive missile retaliation against Israel.

The threat to launch “150,000 or more” missiles was voiced by Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Sunday as he was delivering a speech before army volunteers. Earlier Iranian officials threatened retaliation against both Israel and NATO, should an attack on Iran be carried out.

Meanwhile Israel is reportedly deploying its own missiles around Jerusalem and in the West Bank. The missiles carried into position by military tracks resemble the Jericho missiles, says Aaron Klein, head of the Jerusalem bureau for WorldNetDaily, citing several eyewitness accounts.

The reporter speculates that this may be a military drill, possibly linked to the earlier rocket test fire. The missile launched from the Palmachim test center was reportedly meant to test a new engine for the long-range Jericho III design. Its specifications are classified, but military experts believe the Israeli missile to be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to any destination in the Middle East, most of Europe, North America and Africa.

Klein believes such a drill may be carried out either as a step in the escalating conflict over Iranian nuclear program or due to the unstable situation in Syria.

Israel’s ongoing row with Iran came back to the fore in the wake of a critical UN nuclear watchdog report, which alleged that Tehran may be working on creating a nuclear weapon and, as some commentators said, gave Israel the grounds for a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites.

Syria’s civil unrest and governmental crackdown on the opposition has led to several rounds of sanctions imposed on the country and speculations that an intervention similar to that in Libya may follow. President Assad warned that such a move would result in a major regional conflict. Israel would then become a natural target for Syrian allies like Hamas and Hezbollah in such a scenario.
The Israeli Defense Force would not comment on the alleged missile deployment.

"You Can COME, But DON'T Talk About MARTIAL LAW!" Sad words from a Pastor and Others

                 Glacier Park in Montana, right in the "hot zone" of covert NWO preparations

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

These words above were the sad words of both a pastor and a Christian woman in MONTANA, inviting me to Thanksgiving celebrations.I had shared with members of the church and people in the woman's home before. The pastor admitted he was a 501-C-3 tax exempt church.

Sadly, they decided later that they did not want to hear the truth. Nor did they want others around them to hear the truth. Americans never want to hear the truth about things like this. The Christians always want to hear of good things to come, and not the truth about what is in place to come. We are a spoiled American church today. We plug our ears at the truth in many areas.But God has not called me to be silent!

They did not want to hear the truth, but the TRUTH  truth fills this area completely.Sightings of prisoner boxcars with shackles. Evidence of new FEMA and underground detention camps and underground bases being built and already here in this region. Eye-witness sightings of Russian troops rehearsing in these mountains, recently confirmed again by a Special Ops soldier training with them here. Federal agents spying on the American people intently here. Pentagon plans to take on all Patriot resistance under martial law. US Marines being hardened in Billings to take on all resistance. More guillotines reportedly  coming in. in Billings and thousands stored in Glasgow, MT. Deadly Pentagon spraying taking place repeatedly in Montana, using the local people as human guinea pigs for testing. And more.....

Are you plugging your ears at the truth in this hour? Are you failing to pray and to take cover or make preparations? Are you in DENIAL??? How foolish, when the truth is available to ALL through alternative websites like this.

Don't be caught off guard in this hour.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert reporting from MONTANA




Monday, November 28, 2011

Jesus Christ is COMING SOON! Are you READY!

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Bibclical Christian perspective-

Are YOU READY for the SOON COMING OF JESUS CHRIST! He is Coming Soon! Are YOU BORN AGAIN! IS Jesus Christ Lord of YOUR LIFE! Get SAVED! Get READY! Tribulation is also coming. Be prepared for this as well.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

US Sheriffs RISE UP Against planned NWO TYRANNY!

I just received this email from my friend, Larry Meguiar. Read and heed! Thank you SHERIFF MACK and associates!-Pamela Rae Schuffert


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THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS ONE ARE VERY INTERESTING, AND OF SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULD BE AWARE.
If you have not heard of Sheriff Mack and his movement, it is time that you did. This is growing like wild fire, and is thwarting the illegal practices of government. Are there any illegal practices??? Oh YES!!! Almost everything they are doing!!!
Sheriff Mack has shown that the Sheriff of every county is the absolute final authority in EVERY COUNTY, and is answerable ONLY to the people who elected him, and governed ONLY BY THE CONSTITUTION. He has the absolute right to arrest ANYONE including government officials / agencies that are operating in his county in violation of the Constitution. And, IT IS ALREADY TAKING PLACE.
If you have not known about this movement, you should take the time to study what is going on in it!!!
LGM
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-------Original Message-------
Date: 11/17/2011 2:01:01

Subject: Fw: Fw: U.S. Sheriffs Rise Up Against Federal Government: Sheriff Threatens Feds With
 SWAT Team ~ Grass Roots Take Charge!l
The comments below are from "Pat" who runs her
own blog called "VATIC." These
remarks speak for themselves. t.
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: U.S. Sheriffs Rise Up Against Federal
Government: Sheriff Threatens Feds With SWAT
 Team ~ Grass Roots Take Charge!l
Whooow, they do not want this one up. I had to go to a completely different
 computer to get this up on the blog. Its there right now as we speak. I
LOVE IT. THEY ARE IN PANIC MODE AND I SAID RIGHT ON THE
BLOG... THOSE SHERIFFS CAN DEPUTIZE ALL THE "ARMED" CITIZENS
WITHIN THE COUNTY AND BE LEGAL AND THUS THE FEDS CAN
NOT CALL FOR MARTIAL LAW.   YAHOOOOO.... NOW ITS TIME TO
SUPPORTTHEM AND CONTACT OUR RESPECTIVE SHERIFFS. 
I am so stoked. LOL I cannot contain my excitement.

On 11/15/2011 7:00 PM, Glutimas Maximus wrote:
OK, here we go. This upheaval of the status quo, the FEDs calling the
 shots to the States, is fast growing and is a result of the efforts of
Sheriff Mack and his tireless dedication to getting in front of the
Sheriffs and the People across the country. He is not finished by a
long shot not until this country's control is securely back in the hands
 of the People. It is absolutely imperative that the County Sheriff
Project get funded so that we can get 200 sheriffs to Las Vegas in
January. PLEASE give $5, $10, or whatever you can afford. We
 must take advantage of the momentum that is sweeping across
 the country NOW!! 



http://politicalvelcraft.org/2011/11/14/u-s-sheriffs-rise-up-against-federal
-government-sheriff-threatens-feds-with-swat-team/

U.S. Sheriffs Rise Up Against Federal
Government: Sheriff Threatens Feds
With SWAT Team ~
 Grass Roots Take Charge!

Feds   

With SWAT Team

As more people became dissatisfied with federal
government controls and land grabs, it was inevitable
 that local law enforcement would eventually see
the bigger picture. At the northern California
fairgrounds of Yreka last month, seven California
sheriffs and another
 








from Oregon gathered
with a large group of citizens
to say that they are finally going to do
 something about it.

“A giant has been awakened,” said Plumas County,
Calif. Sheriff Greg Hagwood, “and they
 didn’t count on that,” speaking of the federal   
bureaucracy.With exposure of the Emergency
Management Center in San Luis Obispo a few
 decades ago, California began to offer the rest
of the nation some evidence of the psychological
conditioning aimed from the federal level at state,
county  and city law enforcement.

Dean Wilson, sheriff of Del Norte County (Sacramento),
is a great example of this great awakening. He received
the loudest and longest applause for his candor in   
confessing past faults after apologizing for not
understanding the central government assault and land
grab being committed against the people and   
what he should have been doing about it.Only
in the past year has he done a turnaround and begun
to behave as a county sheriff instead of an extension
of federal law enforcement.“I had spent a good part of
my life enforcing the penal code, but
not understanding my oath of office,” he told   
the audience.“I was ignorant and na├»ve, but now
I know of the assault against our people by the
federal government.”



Host sheriff John Lopey of Siskiyou County, speaking
about the federal environmental intervention, said:
 “I have told federal and state officials over and over
that, yes, we want to preserve the environment, but
you care more about the fish, frogs, trees and birds
 than you do about the human race. When will you
start to balance your decisions to the needs of the
people?”

Later he told the audience, “We are right now in a fight
for our survival.”Glenn Palmer, sheriff of
Grant County, Oregon, said, “If an elected official has
not taken an oath of office, he does not belong in
office.”AFP readers are familiar with the work of
former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, who has spent
 the latter half of his life teaching sheriffs that they are
the top law enforcement officers in their counties despite
continuing federal intervention attempts. The ears that
were deaf for so long may finally be starting to hear.
“It’s becoming a national movement now,” Mack told
AFP, citing Immigration and Naturalization Service   
failure at the Mexican borders, the phony drug war,
plus IRS and other unconstitutionalintervention within
 these states.His plans to take this movement
national will be launched at a January meeting,
where he anticipates 200 sheriffs will be in attendance.

“The county sheriff is the last line of defense guarding
our people’s liberty,” he said.Retired USAF Col.
Richard Niemela of Reston, Va. Has been exposing
the federal monster for years.

He told AFP: “It’s the surreptitious domination by
international globalists insidiously using unauthorized
and   illegal tactics to render null and void those historic
and unique powers of the sheriff.”

American Free Press
Sheriff Swat Team
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of the time, "some" of the people all 
of the time, but you can't fool all of 
the people all of the time.  


Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10 UPDATES on "EPIC WINTER STORM in ALASKA"

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS! LISA and her two children are SAFE after surviving the storm that came to the Alaska coast and to their town of KOTZEBUE. I just spoke to her last night, and they are fine...thanks to GOD and YOUR PRAYERS.


Also thank you for praying as well for the wonderful Inupiat Eskimo people of KOTZEBUE, also endangered by that terrible storm.  They are all safe as well, thank GOD! However, other villages may not be as fortunate: continue to pray for endangered Inupiat villages along the coast, such as Kivalina.-

Pamela Rae Schuffert

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'Epic' Alaska storm causes flooding overnight

Daniel Lockhart takes a photo of the rough Bering Sea, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Nome, Alaska.  High winds and surging waves pummeled Alaska's western coast Wednesday, churning the Bering Sea and forcing residents of Nome and isolated native villages to seek higher ground inland. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Peggy Fagerstrom)  THE MAT-SU VALLEY FRONTIERSMAN OUT
Daniel Lockhart takes a photo of the rough Bering Sea, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Nome, Alaska. High winds and surging waves pummeled Alaska's western coast Wednesday, churning the Bering Sea and forcing residents of Nome and isolated native villages to seek higher ground inland. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Peggy Fagerstrom) THE MAT-SU VALLEY FRONTIERSMAN OUT
River Street is under water Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Nome, Alaska.  High winds and surging waves pummeled Alaska's western coast Wednesday, churning the Bering Sea and forcing residents of Nome and isolated native villages to seek higher ground inland. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Peggy Fagerstrom)  THE MAT-SU VALLEY FRONTIERSMAN OUT
River Street is under water Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Nome, Alaska. High winds and surging waves pummeled Alaska's western coast Wednesday, churning the Bering Sea and forcing residents of Nome and isolated native villages to seek higher ground inland. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Peggy Fagerstrom) THE MAT-SU VALLEY FRONTIERSMAN OUT
A trio get a closer look at the large waves cresting over the seawall just south of Nome’s Front Street in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday., Nov. 9, 2011. One of the strongest storms to hit western Alaska in nearly 40 years battered coastal communities Wednesday with snow and hurricane-force winds, knocking out power, ripping up roofs and forcing some residents to board up their windows and seek higher ground. As the storm churned the Bering Sea, residents and emergency responders braced for a possible surge of sea water into already soaked villages along the coast. (AP Photo/Tyler Rhodes)
A trio get a closer look at the large waves cresting over the seawall just south of Nome’s Front Street in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday., Nov. 9, 2011. One of the strongest storms to hit western Alaska in nearly 40 years battered coastal communities Wednesday with snow and hurricane-force winds, knocking out power, ripping up roofs and forcing some residents to board up their windows and seek higher ground. As the storm churned the Bering Sea, residents and emergency responders braced for a possible surge of sea water into already soaked villages along the coast. (AP Photo/Tyler Rhodes)
More like this


By DAN JOLING, The Associated Press 12:51 PM Thursday, November 10, 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A storm of "epic proportions" caused additional flooding overnight and continues to threaten communities along Alaska's western coast.
In Nome, the tide crested 10 feet above normal late Wednesday, causing flooding along the town's main street, which runs along the beach and features gift shops and bars.
Julie Malingowski, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Fairbanks, said early Thursday that strong winds ripped roofs from some buildings in Nome. She says there was a report that one building lost its front wall.
Along the Chukchi Sea coastline, tides were 3 to 5 feet above normal, causing flooding in the barrier island village of Shishmaref.
Damage from heavy storm surf also was being reported in the villages of Kivalina and Point Hope.
Malingowski says winds have eased considerably, but the threat from the storm surge will remain until sea levels begin to fall later in the day.
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November 10, 2011 05:46 PM EST
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ROOFS COME OFF IN NOME ALASKA-

High winds and surging waves pummeled Alaska’s western coast Wednesday, churning the Bering Sea and forcing residents of Nome and isolated native villages to seek higher ground inland.

“We do have some reports of buildings losing roofs in the Nome area,” said meteorologist Scott Berg at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. “Also water at the base of buildings in Nome.”

Nome Communications officer Zane Brown says the height of snow and hurricane-force winds hit at about 2 a.m. He says the city continues to prepare for a possible Bering Sea surge at high tide later in the morning, but so far damage is minimal.Brown says a voluntary evacuation moved residents from beachfront businesses and homes to shelters at a community center and a church.

Planning section chief Mark Roberts of the state emergency operations center tells KTUU-TV that west coast communities were reporting isolated power and communications interruptions.

But he says it’s too early for a complete picture of damage.
The last time forecasters saw something similar was in November 1974, when Nome also took the brunt of the storm. That sea surge measured more than 13 feet (4 meters), pushing beach driftwood above the level of the previous storm of its type in 1913.

Officials are concerned for Alaska Natives in the 18 villages in the region.
The village of Point Hope, which sits on the tip of a peninsula with the Arctic Ocean on one side and the Bering Sea on the other, is seven to eight feet above sea level, said Mayor Steve Oomittuk.

The Inupiat Eskimo village of about 700 people has no sea wall and no evacuation road. If evacuation becomes necessary, everyone will go to the school because it sits on higher ground and is big enough to accommodate everyone, he said.

Smaller communities that are vulnerable to storm erosion were of particular concern, especially the village of Kivalina, already one of the state’s most threatened communities because of erosion.
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FOR VIDEOS OF THIS STORM, go to :

-Pamela Rae Schuffert reporting from MONTANA

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

EMERGENCY! PRAY FOR LISA IN ALASKA! HORRIFIC WINTER STORM HITS ALASKA COAST!

Arctic 'hurricane' slams Alaska

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christ perspective-

November 09, 2011-

EMERGENCY UPDATE-SOME BUILDINGS IN KOTZEBUE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED! I just called the weather service in ALASKA, and they gave me a recent update on KOTZEBUE where Lisa is.I am now in the process of tracking her down. Concerned for her safety. Will keep you posted. PRAY!-PRS
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Article:

Readers, PRAY for my friend LISA SHINDLER and her two children! They are endangerd by hurricane force winter storms hitting the Alaska coast, called the worst of the century. She is the person I am supposed to be joining soon in KOTZEBUE, ALASKA.

Many Eskimo villages are endangered by this terrible storm with water/wave surges of up to 15 feet, sending bitterly cold water sweeping over their villages.

Due to this winter hurricane blizzard, rescue efforts have been hindered and are not possible in some cases.

As of today, Wednesday,  Novermber 09, Lisa is not answering her phone. I have no way of knowing if she got evacuated or if tragedy has struck this village of KOTZEBUE, AK, which is also on the coast.

PRAY FOR ALL ENDANGERED BY THIS STORM OF HISTORIC PROPORTIONS.

 Here are some articles about this crisis:
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Hurricane-force winds hit Alaska coast as officials order evacuation of city in path of 'life-threatening' storm


  • Inhabitants of Nome warned to head inland as front of storm strikes city
  • Roofs are blown off some buildings in Nome
  • Sea levels expected to rise by 10ft, threatening coastal communities
  • Forecasters describe storm as 'extremely dangerous and life-threatening'


By Graham Smith

Last updated at 3:32 PM on 9th November 2011






A 'once in a generation' storm packing hurricane-force winds of up to 100mph and giant 35ft waves has hit the western coastline of Alaska.


The front of the storm has reached the city of Nome, bringing with it 60mph winds that are blowing roofs off some buildings and creating a snow blizzard that has reduced visibility down to just 400metres.


The tiny community of Wales, which is located 80miles north-west of Nome, is seeing 75mph gusts - hurricane strength - while the centre of the storm is currently over St Lawrence Island in the Bering Strait.



A satellite image of the storm bearing down on Alaska. It is expected to produce a 10ft sea surge, forcing dozens of coastal communities to make emergency preparations
A satellite image of the storm bearing down on Alaska. It is expected to produce a 10ft sea surge, forcing dozens of coastal communities to make emergency preparations
Last night, officials warned Nome's 3,600 inhabitants to evacuate as it bore down on the region.

A spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Anchorage said: 'This will be an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm of an epic magnitude rarely experienced.'

The storm is expected to produce a 10ft sea surge, forcing dozens of coastal communities to make emergency preparations.

By yesterday afternoon, the ocean had started to churn in shades of grey.


More...
Andy Brown, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service, last night advised Bering Sea mariners and people living in coastal communities from Wales to Unalakleet to 'prepare for a really nasty storm'.


The last time forecasters saw anything similar was in 1974, when Nome also took the brunt of the storm. That surge measured more than 13ft, pushing beach driftwood above the level of the previous storm of its type in 1913.


The storm, described by Mr Brown as 'big, deep, low', is taking an unusual path through the northern and eastern Bering Sea.


Winds from the storm are expected to push large amounts of water into Norton Sound, raising sea levels 10ft above normal throughout today.


Calm before the storm: A passenger plane approaches Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Tuesday, a cold and clear day in Anchorage
Calm before the storm: A passenger plane approaches Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Tuesday, a cold and clear day in Anchorage




Nome, Alaska: Officials last night warned the city's 3,600 inhabitants to evacuate as high winds bore down on the region. It is now being battered by the front of the storm
Nome, Alaska: Officials last night warned the city's 3,600 inhabitants to evacuate as high winds bore down on the region. It is now being battered by the front of the storm

Making communities more vulnerable than in past years is the lack of shore-fast sea ice, said Jeff Osinsky, the National Weather Service's regional warning co-ordinator.


He said: 'The presence of sea ice can sometimes act to protect coastal areas.'


The bigger concern will be for Alaska Natives in the 18 villages in the region.

The village of Point Hope, which sits on the tip of a peninsula with the Arctic Ocean on one side and the Bering Sea on the other, is 7ft to 8ft above sea level, Mayor Steve Oomittuk said.


The Inupiat Eskimo village of about 700 people has no sea wall and no evacuation road. If evacuation becomes necessary, everyone will go to the school because it sits on higher ground and is big enough to accommodate everyone, he said.


Smaller communities that are vulnerable to storm erosion are of particular concern, especially the village of Kivalina, already one of the state's most threatened communities because of erosion.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2059288/Alaska-storm-Hurricane-force-winds-hit-coast-officials-order-evacuation-Nome.html#ixzz1dEfOgQOC
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FROM CNN-

A winter storm of hurricane strength was slamming Alaska early Wednesday with winds of up to 100 mph, high seas and blizzard conditions.

The National Weather Service called the storm moving into the state off the Bering Sea "a powerful and extremely dangerous storm of record or near-record magnitude."

Are you there? Send an iReport.

[Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET] Frigid winds like those now ripping across the Bering Sea into Alaska can cause more damage than warm winds, meteorologists tell the Christian Science Monitor.

"Cold air impacts the water more and can push the momentum of the wind into the water more," meteorologist Jim Brader of the National Weather Service's Fairbanks office told the Monitor.
Brader also said the winds moving in the same direction over a distance of about a thousand miles, something that means bigger waves and more water pushed ashore, according to the Monitor report.

That means people on low-lying islands and coastal areas may face big trouble, according to the report.
In fact, the village of Point Hope points out on its website how it had to move parts of the village to a new site during the 1970s because of the effects of storm surge and erosion.

[Updated at 12:36 p.m. ET] The wind chill at Red Dog Dock south of Kivalina, Alaska, was -14.1 degrees Fahrenheit at 8 a.m. local time, according to measurements from the NOAA's National Data Buoy Center. Winds were gusting to 70 mph and the temperature was 12.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The rate of ice accertion, the process of ice building up on solid objects, was more than 15.6 inches an hour, according to the NDBC data.

[Updated at 12:16 p.m. ET] KNOM radio in Nome, Alaska, reports via Twitter that a two-foot diameter log, ice and rocks the size of fists are being blown along Front Street in the town.

[Updated at 11:28 a.m. ET] Major coastal flooding and severe beach erosion is expected along the northern and eastern shores of Norton Sound, the National Weather Service reports. Sea levels are forecast to rise 8 to 10 feet and strong winds may push ice in Norton Bay onshore through Wednesday night, forecasters say.

[Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET] A Twitter user says their mother's house in Kotzebue, Alaska, is shaking so hard in the wind that the woman fell down.

[Updated at 9:53 a.m. ET] The storm is pushing water in to Norton Sound and flooding is anticipated in communities along Alaska's western coast, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berg, told CNN Wednesday morning.
Water has moved up to the base of some buildings in Nome and is expected to continue to rise, Berg said. The weather service also has reports of roofs being torn off buildings by high winds in Nome, he said.

The highest gust reported in the storm so far is 89 mph in Wales, Alaska, Berg said.
The weather service has not reported any significant snow accumulation so far, but it has been snowing continuously in some areas since Tuesday, he said.

"When the snow is flying sideways, it's kinda hard to go out and see how much is falling," Berg said.
The center of the storm is pushing northward and will turn to the north-northwest later in the day, he said. Communities including Kivalina and Point Hope will see worsening conditions, according to Berg.

[Updated at 9:34 a.m. ET] The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center reports the storm is generating waves as high as 40 feet in the Bering Sea. Wind gusts up to 83 mph in Cape Lisburne, Alaska, and 76 mph in Wales, Alaska, the agency said.

[Posted at 6:32 a.m. ET] Early Wednesday, Twitter reports said wind speeds in Nome in northwestern Alaska had reached 100 mph. That would be the equivalent of a category 2 hurricane if it occurred in the tropics. Twitter postings reported structural damage in Nome, including the roof blown off a building. Landline phones were down, according to a Twitter post.

"These things get named hurricanes down south and get a category. It's that magnitude," said Jeff Osiensky, regional warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told the Anchorage Daily News. The storm's scope was also hurricane-like, he said, covering 750 to 1,000 miles in breadth.

Chip Leeper, incident commander with the Nome government, told CNN that people in low-lying areas and on along the town's sea wall had been advised to seek shelter elsewhere.

National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Kearney told CNN that Nome could endure sea levels up to 8 feet above normal as well as 10-foot waves.

Other coastal and island villages were preparing evacuations if surf became too high.

Inland, the storm was expected to produce blizzard or near-blizzard conditions across western Alaska, the weather service said. Snow accumulations of up to 14 inches were possible. A Twitter poster reported winds gusts of 50 mph in the inland village of Aniak early Wednesday.
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Storm of 'Epic Magnitude' Hits Alaska

Published November 09, 2011
| Associated Press
High winds and surging waves pummeled Alaska's western coast Wednesday, churning the Bering Sea and forcing residents of Nome and isolated native villages to seek higher ground inland.

"We do have some reports of buildings losing roofs in the Nome area," said meteorologist Scott Berg at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. "Also water at the base of buildings in Nome."

Nome Communications officer Zane Brown says the height of snow and hurricane-force winds hit at about 2 a.m. He says the city continues to prepare for a possible Bering Sea surge at high tide later in the morning, but so far damage is minimal.

Brown says a voluntary evacuation moved residents from beachfront businesses and homes to shelters at a community center and a church.

Planning section chief Mark Roberts of the state emergency operations center tells KTUU-TV that west coast communities were reporting isolated power and communications interruptions.But he says it's too early for a complete picture of damage.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/09/alaska-prepares-for-storm-epic-magnitude/#ixzz1dEy3688N
The last time forecasters saw something similar was in November 1974, when Nome also took the brunt of the storm. That sea surge measured more than 13 feet, pushing beach driftwood above the level of the previous storm of its type in 1913.

Officials are concerned for Alaska Natives in the 18 villages in the region.

The village of Point Hope, which sits on the tip of a peninsula with the Arctic Ocean on one side and the Bering Sea on the other, is seven to eight feet above sea level, said Mayor Steve Oomittuk.

The Inupiat Eskimo village of about 700 people has no sea wall and no evacuation road. If evacuation becomes necessary, everyone will go to the school because it sits on higher ground and is big enough to accommodate everyone, he said.

Smaller communities that are vulnerable to storm erosion were of particular concern, especially the village of Kivalina, already one of the state's most threatened communities because of erosion.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/09/alaska-prepares-for-storm-epic-magnitude/#ixzz1dEydiGQ6
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