Huge waves caused by severe storms over water, called storm surge, can be as destructive as the storm itself, pounding the shore and washing away soil, roads, bridges, and buildings.
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A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1991.
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