Sea Talk Video - Storm Surge

The driving wind and waves that accompany coastal storms like hurricanes and northeasters can create an abnormal rise in sea level called a storm surge. Delaware Sea Grant is helping communities cope with coastal hazards by developing tools that can predict storm surge and related flooding. 

Publication Date:
Friday, May 29, 2015

Episode Script

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

The driving wind and waves that accompany coastal storms like hurricanes and northeasters can create an abnormal rise in sea level called a storm surge. Delaware Sea Grant is helping communities cope with coastal hazards by developing tools that can predict storm surge and related flooding.

Map visualization tools provide one of the best ways to represent and communicate flood risk and vulnerabilities. New flood risk awareness maps provide critical flood information for residents, property owners, and community decision-makers. The ability to visualize the potential depth and extent of flood impacts provides an improved understanding of future flood risk. These and other tools help government officials, coastal residents, and beach visitors protect lives and property.

Learn more at d-e-seagrant-dot-org.

This is Sea Talk, a public service announcement from the University of Delaware, Delaware Sea Grant, and this station.

Sea Talk Video - Storm Surge

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