Storm surge flooding

Learn about storm surge flooding and how it is incorporated in the First Street Foundation Flood Model.

 

Definition

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. 

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Surge Flooding

 

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.

 

Learn more

Visualize flood risks
Make sense of flood depths

 

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