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Desktop Hurricane Tool Shows Storm Risk in Neighborhoods

When a hurricane comes ashore, there are so many dangers: tree-snapping winds, torrential downpours and even tornadoes spawned by the tempest itself. But it’s the wall of water that tropical systems push onto land, known as storm surge, that tops the list. “Storm surge has historically taken the most lives,” Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, said by telephone yesterday. For the estimated 22 million Americans living in hurricane- prone coastal areas the question is: Am I at risk? A new online tool released by the hurricane center this week should provide some of the answers. Overlays showing
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