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INFOGRAPHIC: Storm Surges, Front and Center of Hurricane Preparedness

May 22, 2014

NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Storm surges should be a top priority when it comes to tropical-storm preparedness, as the 2014 hurricane season outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration points out. This explanatory infographic from RMS, the leading catastrophe risk management firm, puts storm surges into perspective. This is particularly important for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, where much of the land is 10 feet or lower below sea level. NOAA itself announced a new storm-warning policy for this hurricane season to publicize its own storm-surge graphics and mapping.

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