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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

Raising walls against the sea

12 May 2016, IPS

The authorities in Bangladesh have started improving coastal embankments and repairing polders, recognizing the risk of climate change-related events in a low-lying delta.


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