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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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Meanwhile, about 250 seal pups are thought to be missing from a breeding ground in Horsey, Norfolk, following a second tidal surge yesterday.
A wave breaking in Gorleston-on-Sea as a tidal surge hit the east coast - iIn the foreground a surfer was making the most of the conditions Picture: IAN NICHOLSON
which was caused by a tidal surge. Temporary flood defences have now been put in place
However, some coastal flood defences could be "overtopped" by the combined effect of high tides, high winds and a large tidal surge, he said.
All floodgates in the north of the country have been closed in the hope of keeping at bay a huge tidal surge which could cause serious damage to the network of waterways.
The super-cyclone - a combination of very high winds and a powerful tidal surge - killed at least 10,000 people and left an estimated 1.5 million homeless.
A tidal surge in the North Sea took the waters to more than 2.8m (9.2ft) above their usual level in some parts of East Anglia - the highest swell since the catastrophic floods of 1953 in which hundreds of people were killed.
Dennis caused a 10ft tidal surge which roared over sea walls and smashed down trees and road signs.
NORTH Wales has been put on alert for more floods tomorrow and Monday with warnings of another tidal surge. Following more floods caused by the high winds and heavy downpours, Natural Resources Wales has warned coast lines around the country could be at risk again.
The repairs come after the area, in particular in nearby Port Clarence, was hit by major floods in December caused by the River Tees breaching its banks after a tidal surge.