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Irma’s storm surge is a large threat as sea levels rise to send a wall of water gushing over land

The biggest threat to human life during a hurricane is often the storm surge, which occurs when sea level rises dramatically during a storm, sending a wall of water gushing over land. Forecasters warn that the storm surge from Hurricane Irma could reach 15 feet (4.5 meters) along parts of the...
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