Sunday, May 28, 2023

Storm surge: what is it and why is it so dangerous?

During storm season we hear meteorologists talk about storm surge and warn the community to keep an eye on storm conditions for one simple reason, it is dangerous and life threatening.

But what is the storm of the sea? Weather experts define it as an abnormal rise in seawater caused primarily by tropical storm winds or hurricanes. In addition, it primarily affects the communities that live on the coast.

There are several factors that contribute to storm surges. One of them is the intensity of the system, since it is very important. A hurricane or tornado with higher winds will generate a higher safety storm. The speed of travel is also a factor in determining the intensity of a storm surge, as in some cases faster movement will mean a storm surge.

The intensity of hurricanes varies according to the speed of the winds on the Saffir Simpson scale. A Category 5 hurricane has winds of 157 mph or more. This intensity could produce a deadly and deadly storm. According to the National Weather Service in Miami, Florida, the Keys Hurricane in 1935 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992 became category five hurricanes in the southern part of the state.

According to the National Weather Service, storm surges are historically the leading cause of death in the United States.

Rising weather varies according to the tropical climate and not all are the same. A weaker system can generate a higher storm surge than a stronger system. Some examples, according to the National Hurricane Center, include a Category 2 hurricane that made landfall in Texas, producing a storm surge of 20 feet. Additionally, Category 4 Hurricane Charly, moving toward Florida, produced storm surge of 6 to 8 feet.

I consider your risk to be the most important if your home is located near the beach. Having an evacuation plan and implementing it when the authorities tell you can save your life and that of your family.

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