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storm surge

n.
An unusual, often destructive rise in sea level above normal high-tide level in a coastal area, caused by a combination of low atmospheric pressure and strong onshore winds during a storm.
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Fran's storm surge washed across the islands, wiping out protective sand dunes and sucking the ground from under beachfront homes.
The storm surge model has been enhanced with higher resolution elevation data to more accurately estimate the extent of ocean water incursion over land.
Residents in the island and coastal barangays are being conducted with storm surge and evacuation simulation drill.
Science Secretary Mario Montejo, who witnessed the start of the activity, explained that Baseco was the ideal venue for the storm surge drill, being a densely populated barangay facing Manila Bay.
It came with a storm surge -- huge waves up to two stories high which swept in from the sea, destroying everything in their path, then swept back to sea with the bodies of thousands of people who did not know what a storm surge was.
Storm surge associated with tropical and extratropical cyclones has a long history of causing death and destruction along our coastlines.
Extensive data has shown that the global average sea level has risen by eight to nine inches, resulting in an increased severity of storm surge along the U.
In an opinion piece entitled "Hurricane Harvey Was No Surprise, " the Times wrote that President Trump "shouldn't have been surprised" by the severity of the storm since "climate science has repeatedly shown that global warming is increasing the odds of extreme precipitation and storm surge flooding.
There is imminent danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding along much of the Florida west coast, including the Florida Keys, where a storm surge warning is in effect," CNN quoted the hurricane center.
Experts warn the greatest threat posed is storm surge, gradual rises in water level cause by the storm's winds as it approaches the shore.
Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to portions of the northeastern Leeward Islands tonight and tomorrow," the (http://www.