Storm surge facts for kids
A storm surge is a sudden rise of water hitting areas close to the coast. Storm surges are usually created by a hurricane or other tropical cyclone. The surge happens because a storm has fast winds. These winds push the water on shore, causing the water level to rise. Strong storm surges can flood coastal towns and destroy homes. A storm surge is considered the deadliest part of a hurricane. They kill many people each year.
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Hurricane Ike meteotsunamic storm surge damage in Gilchrist, Texas in 2008.
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