Storm surges explained by Ginger Zee

Ginger Zee explains the science behind storm surges during hurricanes.
0:58 | 10/06/16

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Storm surge is basically water piling up along the shore ahead of and in night the hurricane. In the center of the hurricane as pressure falls the water levels rise all the water piling up while it's available for the open ocean water. Hurricane closes in on land his strong winds without water. Head itself. But up. Not saying you're inside a home at the coast there isn't what it may look like the water approaching quickly and viciously. Entering your home and winding up the walls and sandy Helms filled with water quickly reaching in nineteen inside the house. Tonight from high tide them I think watered him after they found anything it behind me but one surge is. Back to life and property from her.

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