The National Weather Service has dubbed the storm currently pounding Alaska as life-threatening and epic.

It is a storm of historic intensity, measuring twice the size of Texas and listed as having Category 3 hurricane force winds.

People out there are used to extreme weather, but this is not a normal storm, said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the state's emergency management agency, to The AP. This is of a magnitude that can be a storm of record, extremely dangerous, and the state is treating it as such.

Waves as high as 40-feet surged from the Bering Sea. Winds up to 89 mph ripped roofs off houses and buildings.

But that is not all. There was also storm surge flooding and blinding snow, reports The Washington Post.

The storm is a snow hurricane or snowicane. Though it is forecast to slowly weaken throughout the night, it has already caused a barrage of damage.

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

Many residents were forced to evacuate their homes and move in to emergency shelters. Particularly at risk were those living in Nome -- the largest of the coastal towns with 3,600 residents -- and other isolated native villages. Those individuals needed to seek higher ground.

Residents in Nome were asked to evacuate Tuesday night, according to The AP. The bulk of the storm hit there at 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Front Street, located in the town of Nome, runs less than 100 feet from the seawall. This seawall protects the gold mining town from the waters of the Bering Sea, which surging upwards during the storm.

No injuries have been reported. Damage reports are pretty much contained to battered roofs and blown out windows.

This is not the first storm of epic magnitude to hit Alaska, however.

Back in 1974, the worst storm in 113 years of weather logging was recorded in the town of Nome.

This storm occurred at almost the same time of year, Nov. 11-12. Surges of over 13-feet caused water to overflow into the harbor and rose to a depth of 5 feet in the low-lying city. There was approximately between $12 and $15 million worth of damages that year.

Current damage costs have yet to be determined, as Alaska will not be relived of the storm until Thursday.

Please visit the National Weather Service Web site for the most recent updates.