Storm surge is water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. A storm surge can come from a hurricane or an extra-tropical cyclone. source: NOAA-Hurricane Preparedness
12 Feb 2014, New York Times
NYT Opinionator Georgia Levenson Keohane writes 'with extreme weather becoming routine and public resources stretched thin, governments across the world — particularly at the local (and sea) level — are taking note' of NYC's Mass Transit Authority work with its 'captive' insurer to obtain reinsurance by issuing the world’s first 'catastrophe' bond designed specifically to protect against storm surge...
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