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What is a Storm Surge?
November 3, 2013 |

A storm surge is a mound of water produced when a hurricane moves across a large body of water. Driving wind “pushes” the water so quickly that it “piles up” on the water in front of it, producing a mound of water that can be much higher than normal sea level.

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One of the Strongest Storms Ever to Hit Philippines
November 7, 2013 | CNN
Super Typhoon Haiyan is not very wide, however it is approaching the Philippines with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour and gusts as strong as 235 miles per hour. It could produce a storm surge of more than fifty feet. Related: What is a Storm Surge?

Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise Protection for NYC?
November 3, 2013 | PBS
Flood protection experts in the Netherlands are shocked that a vulnerable and important city like New York does not have storm surge and sea level rise protection.

Typhoon Haiyan Kills at Least 10000
November 9, 2013 | Reuters
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines as a Category 5 typhoon, with winds gusting up to 170 miles per hour, swamping coastal areas in storm surge and destroying thousands of buildings that were in its path.

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