Hurricane Isaac dawdles, creates more storm surges

by Robin Yeager on 08/29/2012

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Kudos to the LA Times for this animated graphic on how a storm surge forms.

Gulf Coast residents are hunkering down and hoping Hurricane Isaac will move on sooner rather than later. Post-Hurricane Katrina, lots of folks fought with their insurance companies as to whether their damages were caused by flooding caused by storm surge (not covered from the insurer’s point of view) or wind from the hurricane (covered).  See NPR’s report of unhappy policyholders here.  As you can imagine, homeowners didn’t see the distinction.

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