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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

More than 6.8 million US homes at risk of storm surge in 2016

1 Jun 2016, CoreLogic

A CoreLogic Storm Surge Analysis on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts identified 6.8 million homes at potential risk of damage with a total reconstruction cost of more than $1.5 trillion. The analysis shows an increase from 2015 in overall risk, and complements Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood zone information.


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