ATTACK OF THE STORM SURGE

ATTACK OF THE STORM SURGE!

(Sounds like a horrible Star Wars movie.)

Storm Surge is the biggest issue we have to worry about with this hurricane in Long Beach. It’s not the winds – we’ve dealt with stronger ones. And it’s not so much the rain – we got more rain two weeks ago.

According to wikipedia:

Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean‘s surface. The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary sea level.

Add that with some giant waves and we have flooding. According to Swellinfo.com, as of now the waves are looking to be 10-12 feet high Sunday morning. The Storm Surge height varies (source – NOAA):

STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER NORTHWARD TO CAPE COD INCLUDING SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.

I’m not going to play meteorologist and pretend I know what I’m talking about, so read about Storm Surges yourself (wikipedia – storm surge)

I’m not too worried though.. Anakin and Padme will protect us:

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