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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

Harsh weather cripples fishing and tourism on Cameroon's coast

30 Mar 2015, TRF

Samuel Nguiffo of the Centre for Environment and Development in Cameroon, a non-government organisation that deals with forest and land issues, said the first step to protecting the port...from extreme weather could be through major reforestation efforts.'This would restore the dune ecosystem and reduce the impact of rising sea levels, as well as minimise any future storm surges that could pose a potential danger to the port's infrastructure.'


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