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National Hurricane Center rolls out new storm surge tool

Posted Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 @ 8am

The National Hurricane Center has issued its first edition of the new "Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map" which is now available on the web. CLICK HERE to see the map.

To help understand and use the new "Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map" being introduced this season, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, in cooperation with NOAA’s Coastal Services Center and Eastern Research Group, have worked in collaboration to produce a new video to educate communities. See the video above…

Storm surge is extremely dangerous as it poses a significant threat of drowning. It can cause water levels to rise quickly and flood large areas - sometimes in just minutes – and not only in coastal areas but also inland communities miles away from the coastline.

Tropical storms, category 1 or 2 hurricanes, major hurricanes, and post-tropical cyclones can all cause life-threatening storm surge.





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