Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. The destructive power of storm surge and large battering waves can result in loss of life, buildings destroyed, beach and dune erosion and road and bridge damage along the coast. Storm surge can travel several miles inland. In estuaries and bayous, salt water intrusion endangers public health and the environment.
Now is the time for you to prepare an evacuation plan, and put together a hurricane pack with food, water and important papers. Make sure you and your family have reviewed our hurricane safety tips and hurricane video learning.
Storm surge is not just a coastal issue. Learn more below from the National Hurricane Center’s day 2 video from their hurricane preparedness series. Be sure to check back daily for additional videos.