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storm surge

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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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stocks overnight after the post-shutdown rally yesterday, though there has fortunately been little evidence of any damage from a tidal surge and the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center has just cancelled the warning for California, Oregon, Washington and Mexico.
A three-foot tidal surge brought on by the winds along the Massachusetts coast was the highest recorded in nearly a century.
The weather also caused a tidal surge which affected the seafront of Saltburn.
Only six hares had been spotted last year - and it was feared other species of wildlife had been wiped out after the tidal surge.
VILLAGERS inspected their newly built PS350,000 flood wall and gates, a year after a tidal surge struck.
NEWS: It's 12 months since the Quayside in Newcastle was suddenly flooded following a tidal surge caused by stormy weather.
The tidal surge was one of the worst to hit North Wales in 20 years.
Dhaka, June 16 ( ANI ): Three villages have been flooded in Kalapara Upazila following the collapse of a flood control embankment under the impact of tidal surge in Bangladesh.
Resident Brian Bell, 75, whose Llanddulas garden was inundated after the December 5 tidal surge turned the waterfront into an inland sea, welcomed the councillor's message.
Ms McVey said: "Following the tidal surge in Wirral, I already met with the council's chief executive and his health, safety and resilience team and I will continue to work with them, and now other North West local authorities and agencies to try to bring together a joined-up approach to tackling the flooding issues.
But technology has moved on and it is now possible to stand in 100% safety without the danger of being swept away on a tidal surge of people.
A man and child were almost swept away by a huge wave at Mullion Cove in Cornwall as they peered over the sea wall to watch the raging sea, and elsewhere in Cornwall vehicles driving on a coastal road were swamped and almost washed away by a tidal surge.