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Storm surge

EL NINO

Forecasters Predict Slow Atlantic Hurricane Season

A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared.

05/22/2014

Tracking Sandy

Hurricane Center: Beware Of The Storm Surge

During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So this season, they hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the public.

05/24/2013

This shows the size of Sandy.

Sandy And Storm Surge Pose `Worst Case Scenario’

The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday.

10/28/2012

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Rawlings-Blake Says Sandy Has Isabel Potential

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is urging residents to prepare for severe weather that she says has the potential to have an Isabel-type storm surge.

10/26/2012

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NHC: Upper Bay Could Escape Storm Surge, Not Coast

The director of the National Hurricane Center says five to 10 inches of rain are expected to fall across the mid-Atlantic region due to Hurricane Irene, but may not push much water into the upper Chesapeake Bay.

08/27/2011

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Navy Orders Va. Ships To Move Out Of Irene’s Path

The U.S. Navy ordered ships in its biggest East Coast center to head out to safer waters on Thursday to protect them from approaching Hurricane Irene.

08/25/2011