Midday Report August 07, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A glacial outburst flood eroded the banks of the Mendenhall River on Saturday evening, undermining some homes and sending at least one into the river. Hot, dry, windy weekend weather expanded wildfires around the Interior leading to hazardous air quality. And surfers in the Turnagain Arm catch the longest wave in the United States.

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The remnants of a destroyed house beside a pair of condo buildings on Riverside Drive that were left hanging over the Mendenhall River by an unprecedented glacial outburst flood on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 in Juneau, Alaska. (Mikko Wilson/KTOO)
The remnants of a destroyed house sits between another house and condo buildings in the 4400 block of Riverside Drive left hanging precariously over the Mendenhall River after their foundations were eroded away during record high water from a glacial outburst flood on Saturday August 5th, 2023. (Mikko Wilson / KTOO)

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