In this March 13 photo, Jessie Royer passes icebergs in open water on Norton Sound as she approaches Nome, Alaska, in the Iditarod trail sled dog race. When a Feb. 22 storm pounded Norton Sound, water surged up the Yukon River and into Kotlik, flooding low-lying homes. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

In this March 13 photo, Jessie Royer passes icebergs in open water on Norton Sound as she approaches Nome, Alaska, in the Iditarod trail sled dog race. When a Feb. 22 storm pounded Norton Sound, water surged up the Yukon River and into Kotlik, flooding low-lying homes. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

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