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Storm surge: What happens when the sea rises up during a hurricane?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricanes are often defined and categorized by their wind speed, but the real danger comes not from furious winds but from the sudden, often fatal rise of the sea. There is more loss of life through drowning than any other of the various deadly hazards posed by these tropical storms. Storm surge is…

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