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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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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its advisory "Dorian Finally Moving Northwestward and Growing in Size." It added, "many new Hurricane Watches and Warnings have been issued for the Carolinas with multiple threats expected across the southeastern United States." The Center warned, "life threatening storm surge and dangerous winds are expected along portions of the Florida east coast and the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, regardless of the exact track of Dorian's center." It noted that the life threatening storm surge and "hurricane force winds" continues to increase along the coast of North Carolina.
In preparation for the arrival of the hurricane, the NHC has released a new batch of storm surge warnings and watches as well as hurricane warnings for various areas in Florida.
This will maximize the storm's potential storm surge flood threat in a state that is already Ground Zero for sea level rise-related risks.
The RMS estimate represents insured losses from wind, storm surge and inland flood damage, including losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
He said the research came out of the need to accurately predict storm surges, given the devastating impact of such events on low-lying areas, noting that most of Jamaica's coastline is prone to storm surge occurrences.
Storm Surge Component of the AIR Coastal Flood Model for Great Britain Updated
In a bid to save lives from the wrath of typhoons, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) launched its revamped storm surge warning system, this time underscoring the impact of storm surges on communities.
"By playing the game, players will be able to identify the mechanisms that create a storm surge and the risks associated with it."
That estimate covers insured losses relating to wind and storm surge damage across Florida, Georgia and other parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) ranging from $250 million to $750 million, RMS said.
The NHC said life-threatening storm surge is possible along the coasts of the Florida Panhandle, Big Bend and Nature Coast, where storm surge warnings have been raised.
Life-threatening storm surge and heavy rain were occurring along the North Carolina coast at around 2 a.m.