Why a storm surge can be the deadliest part of a hurricane

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Uploaded On 2017-09-09
It can start before a hurricane even makes landfall.

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Storm surge, or coastal flooding, tends to be the deadliest aspect of hurricanes. As wind from the storm pushes water onshore several feet above the normal tide, it can trap people in their homes, wash away entire houses, and make rescue missions harrowing and slow.

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