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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

Hong Kong: Observatory launches short video on hazards of tropical cyclones

22 May 2015, HKO, China - gov

The Hong Kong Observatory launched a short video on hazards of tropical cyclones today, May 22, to raise the public's awareness of preventing threats from tropical cyclones. Through real-life visual images from typhoons in recent years, including Morakot, Utor and Haiyan, the video introduces four major threats caused by tropical cyclones, namely strong winds, rainstorms, huge waves and storm surges...


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