Understanding Storm Surge, the Deadliest and Most Overlooked Hazard in Hurricanes

Dennis Mersereau · 08/24/15 02:57PM

Whenever a hurricane threatens land, almost all of the focus is on preparing for the strong winds. It’s not always the wind that gets you—it’s the water. The storm surge in a hurricane is arguably the greatest threat with these landfalling terrors, and it’s one that too many people seem to ignore until it’s too late.

Dennis Mersereau · 06/03/14 01:41PM

Andrea Thompson over at Climate Central has a great read on how the National Hurricane Center developed a new product to better convey the risk that storm surge poses to land ahead of a landfalling tropical system. The new storm surge maps are in place for use this hurricane season.