Storm Surge

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5 Things To Know About Hurricane Season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is nearly upon us and with a new season comes new ways to try and predict how these extremely unpredictable storms will impact land.

CBS Miami–05/28/2014

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Storm Surge Risks Get Their Own Graphics

When it comes to storm surge, there are two important points those living in flood zones should know: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water will rise.

04/15/2014

Departing Hurricane Sandy's storm surge spills over the beach onto A1A in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, October 25, 2012. (Source: Kara Kostanich/CBS4)

Hurricane Center: Beware Of The Storm Surge

During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So this season, they hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the public.

CBS Miami–05/24/2013

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Hurricane Conference Talks Center On Storm Surge & Flooding

Last year’s Superstorm Sandy brought home some valuable lessons to emergency managers across the state, storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it’s even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public.

05/07/2013

Departing Hurricane Sandy's storm surge spills over the beach onto A1A in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, October 25, 2012. (Source: Kara Kostanich/CBS4)

Miami-Dade County Issues New Storm Surge Map Affecting More Homes

Miami-Dade County has updated its storm surge planning zone maps as residents prepare for the 2013 hurricane season, which will begin on June 1.

CBS Miami–05/03/2013

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends On Quiet Note

Another hurricane season has come and gone. Friday marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season which produced 19 named storms for the third year in a row. Ten of the systems became hurricanes and one grew into a major storm.

CBS4–11/30/2012

Ft. Lauderdale Beach Flooding

Another Section Of A1A Opens To Traffic

City workers are making progress in clearing a section of State Road A1A which was flooded by seawater and sand earlier this week.

CBS4–11/01/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

President Obama To Tour Jersey Storm Damage

The death toll from Hurricane Sandy has risen to at least 55 people. The superstorm spread damage and destruction from the Carolinas to Maine and it is still dumping snow and rain on many parts of the country.

CBS4–10/31/2012

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Hurricane Sandy Causes “Failure To Communicate”

As viewers in South Florida watch worrisome images from the Hurricane Sandy storm zone, many worry about friends and loved ones that might be there, and have reached out to try to learn how they did through the storm. It hasn’t been easy to connect.

CBS4–10/30/2012

Surfers take advantage of the waves created by Hurricane Irene as it passes off the coast on August 25, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

With Sandy Expected To Expand, Beach Erosion A Concern

While the core of Tropical Storm Sandy will stay off our coast, we will definitely feel its presence.

CBS4–10/24/2012

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