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.
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)