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Amazingly, no hurricane storm surge deaths in 2017: Is there a reason?

from Emergency Management

The 2017 storm season tormented the U.S. with four hurricane landfalls and scores of deaths, but a preliminary review shows no one succumbed to the most lethal force in a tropical cyclone’s arsenal — storm surge. In a National Hurricane Center report released last week on Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in August as a Category 4 storm, officials lament the 65 lives lost to freshwater flooding but tout the lack of storm surge deaths even as up to 10 feet of hurricane-driven saltwater charged ashore. more


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