Storm surge should be a top priority when it comes to tropical-storm preparedness, as the 2014 hurricane season outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) points out. Our explanatory infographic puts storm surge into perspective. This is particularly important for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, where much of the land is 10 feet or more below sea level. NOAA announced a new storm-warning policy for this hurricane season to publicize its storm-surge graphics and mapping capabilities.
High resolution versions of this infographic are available for download here.