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Why Is a Storm Surge So Deadly?

3 weeks ago
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Key Takeaways

  • A storm surge is often the most devastating effect of a hurricane or cyclone.
  • In some instances, a wall of water can rise to over eight feet tall.
  • When this happens, most cities cannot sustain the damage that befalls their infrastructure.
  • Scientists expect climate change to continue to create ripe conditions for these natural disasters to occur.
  • The best thing you can do is tune into local weather updates to know when it’s time to evacuate your area.
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Why a Storm Surge is a Hurricane's Biggest Killer

We often hear (and worry) about hurricanes, tropical storms, and even cyclones. But how often do we tune into the possibility of a storm surge?

In truth, a storm surge is one of the most dangerous elements of any of these natural disasters. It’s also one of the most frightening things to witness as a huge wall of water makes its way toward a city.



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