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storm surge:

see under stormstorm,
disturbance of the ordinary conditions of the atmosphere attended by wind, rain, snow, sleet, hail, or thunder and lightning. Types of storms include the extratropical cyclone, the common, large-scale storm of temperate latitudes; the tropical cyclone, or hurricane, which
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storm surge

[′stȯrm ‚sərj]
(oceanography)
A rise above normal water level on the open coast due only to the action of wind stress on the water surface; includes the rise in level due to atmospheric pressure reduction as well as that due to wind stress. Also known as storm wave; surge.
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Communities at risk of storm surge from hurricanes need to have immediate, accurate information on water levels in order to make the best decisions, said Ellen Clark, deputy director for NOAA s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.
The CoreLogic analysis examines risk from hurricane-driven storm surge for homes along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines of 19 states and the District of Columbia, as well as for 84 metro areas.
The new graphic will introduce the concept of a watch or warning specific to the storm surge hazard.
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The report said the evidence of how the rise in sea levels affect the coast can be observed during storm surges as the wind and waves push water towards the coast.
Another breach was reported less than a kilometer to the north, in the Peninsula neighborhood of Long Beach, where a sand berm was overtopped by the storm surge, causing minor street flooding, according to fire department spokesman Jake Heflin.
According to the study, global average storm surge damages could increase from about 10 to 40 billion dollars per year today to up to 100,000 dollars billion per year by the end of century, if no adaptation action is taken.
The Story of Britain's Greatest Natural Disaster, Mr Hall said: "There are views that say it was a storm surge funnelling up the Bristol Channel.
In its 2013 Storm Surge Report, CoreLogic took these elements into account to compile a list of states with the most properties susceptible to storm surge damage.
Title: WP/2013/036 Assessing the risk of cyclone-induced storm surge and sea level rise in Mozambique
The researchers found that there has been a "Katrina magnitude" storm surge every 20 years.
Storm surge barriers to protect New York City; against the deluge; proceedings.