We hear the term "storm surge" anytime there's a hurricane anywhere, but what does it really mean? Well, the Weather Channel created a worst case scenario animation and it is both incredible and frightening. This is the real and deadly threat that comes even as the storm moves inland. The power of the rising water picks up cars, chemicals, animals, power lines....people. And it can happen very quickly. Don't wait until you're engulfed in 9 feet of water with a hatchback heading right toward you. Get out now, if you can.
The original storm surge simulation from The Weather Channel is below. And check out how exactly they made the video to begin with in this article from Wired.