Understanding the National Hurricane Center’s Storm Surge Potential Flooding Map

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Learn about the true dangers of storm surge and how a new map product can help communities prepare to decrease the threat to life and property

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Social science research indicates that the public is often confused about storm surge and the threat it poses to life and property. To better understand reasons for this confusion and provide actionable information to keep the public safe, NOAA conducted social science research, through a contract with Eastern Research Group, to inform the creation of a Potential Storm Surge Flooding map from the National Hurricane Center. This video and tip sheets were developed to help the public better understand the Storm Surge Potential Flooding map and ensure a consistent message among National Weather Service partners to help save lives during the next storm.

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