Why storm surge is a hurricane’s greatest threat

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Hurricane Irma. Image source: NASA


Hurricane Irma could bring a potentially deadly storm surge, now expected to be 15 feet, when the storm passes along tthe entire west coast of Florida…

Read Full Article, CNN (09-09-2017)

What is storm surge and why is it so dangerous? Phys.Org (09-09-2017)
Forecasters warn that the storm surge from Hurricane Irma could reach 15 feet (4.5 meters) along parts of the Florida coast in the coming hours.Here are some facts about storm surge and what makes it so dangerous…

Curfews imposed, millions evacuate as Irma descends on Florida; ABC News (09-09-2017)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott called the storm unprecedented, andstressed the dangers of what he called a “deadly, deadly, deadly storm surge…”


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