Sandy Surges

If you are watching, reading or listening to the news about Hurricane Sandy as she approaches, you know that one of the risks they keep talking about is storm surge.

Storm Surge

Just what is a storm surge? How does it differ from storm tides, and what factors go into creating one?

The NOAA has created an entire page about storm surges – what they are, what causes them, and some of the more devastating storm surges through the years. Check it out here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/

 

Sandy Storm Surge