Storm Surge

  1. Storm Safe
    Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Storm Safe

    If a safe room in not available during a hurricane, the best protective action is to evacuate before the hurricane makes landfall. Otherwise, seek the best available shelter: Go to a small, interior, windowless room such as a closet or bathroom on the lowest level of a sturdy building; for a hurricane, make sure the room is not subject to...
  2. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Hurricane Outlook

    NOAA issues a Hurricane Outlook as general guide to the expected overall activity during the upcoming hurricane season. In addition, NWS will begin issuing a prototype Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic in 2015 to highlight those areas along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States that have a significant risk of life-threatening inundation by storm surge from a tropical...
  3. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Storm Surge

    What is a storm surge? Like a tsunami, a storm surge is a coastal flood or rising water emergency. These often occur as a related issue to low pressure weather systems like hurricanes and tropical cyclones.  A storm surge can cause flooding and evacuation in coastal areas of shallow water and inland areas where water sources running to the sea can back...

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