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causes are:
Storm surge:
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wind:
îreat îalveston Hurricane, 1900: storm surge was the main
killer here, and still the most lethal part of hurricanes.
4atrina surge near îulfport,
(S. Not many photos of storm
surge as difficult for storm
chasers to stay in front of it.
Èut plenty of pictures of
the effects of storm surge:

Hurricane Camille, 1969


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Structural protection can
make a difference in surge
impact. Here¶ îalveston¶s sea
wall, built after 1900 storm:
Left: at 1905 construction;
bottom left in (arch 2007 with
my neighbor for scale; and
bottom right: touched by a
not-unusually high tide due to
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