Learn about storm surge flooding and how it is incorporated in the First Street Foundation Flood Model.
Storm surge flooding occurs when a combination of wind and low pressure at the center of a storm pull up water and carry it inland. The more severe a hurricane or other storm is, the greater the storm surge and the further water can travel inland.
In Flood Factor
Storm surge flooding is incorporated directly into the Flood Model through the simulation of storm tracks based on a historical analysis of coastal water levels and changing environmental factors.