In Sarasota-Manatee, the storm surge threat grows

It was last located 480 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas. The storm’s pressure has dipped to 970 millibars and it is traipsing northwest at 10 mph. Because of the location of Dorian, McCrane said the threat from storm surge from the Gulf is low, but inland areas could experience dangerous flooding if Dorian goes up the spine of Florida.

It’s officially hurricane season, but maybe we should call it storm surge season. Florida, and the Sarasota-Manatee area, may have more to fear from a hurricane-driven surge than from powerful.

In Sarasota-Manatee, the storm surge threat grows More than 368,000 residences in Southwest Florida are in danger of hurricane storm surge, with a potential rebuilding cost topping $77 billion. For the fourth straight year, the Sarasota-Manatee area ranked eighth among major U.S. metro areas for storm surge risk, according to a study released Thursday by real estate database CoreLogic.

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"Storm surge is the most dangerous part of any hurricane threat," Norman said, adding that the danger grows as the water begins to destroy structures on land. Storm surge can tear apart buildings.

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Kaylee Hartung reports from Jacksonville, Florida, which faced life-threatening storm surge two years ago with Hurricane Irma.

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Across the islands of the Bahamas, outside these petrified dunes, elevations are rarely high enough to escape from the biggest storm surges. storm surge hazard around the Bahamas is highly localized. As misleadingly indicated in the original Saffir simpson hurricane intensity scale, there is no simple relation between the speed of the wind and.