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New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge

By Reuters | Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:52 PM
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By Barbara Liston

ORLANDO, Fla., April 15 (Reuters) - When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges.

"We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible for over half the deaths in hurricanes. So you can see why we're motivated ...

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