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Storm Surge

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

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USA: New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge

15 Apr 2014, TRF

'We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible for over half the deaths in hurricanes. So you can see why we're motivated to try something new,' said Jamie Rhome, storm surge specialist for the National Hurricane Center in Miami...


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