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addaword.gifdefinition of storm surge

noun
a rise in the level of the tide caused by low pressure weather systems such as cyclones and often causing flooding
The gigantic weather system... sent a massive storm surge crashing into coastal towns and cities.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/10/2012 09:50:00
Definition of storm surge from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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