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storm surge

noun
1.
an abnormal rise in the level of the sea along a coast caused by the onshore winds of a severe cyclone.
Also called stormtide, surge.
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  • Much of the problem simply has to do with sea levels-as these rise, any storm or storm surge becomes more dangerous.
  • Know whether your home is in a zone that could be flooded by storm surge, meaning you'd have to evacuate.
storm surge in Science
storm surge  
See tidal wave.
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