HYOGO FRAMEWORK COUNTRIES & REGIONS THEMES & ISSUES HAZARDS PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
Subscriptions: RSSEmail

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

 by Daniel Go CC BY-NC 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielygo/14687173563

Typhoon Rammasun puts Philippine disaster preparedness to the test

16 Jul 2014, Guardian, the

The government admitted to learning important lessons from Haiyan (Yolanda), during which many victims died because they were not fully informed on the strength of the incoming typhoon and the consequences of a storm surge; and a large component of preparation this year has been angled towards education...


Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.