Question by  sarah221 (12)

How far inland will a storm surge go?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

It depends on how large the storm is. Something big like a Tsunami in India can cause storms throughout the United States. The farther the storm surge goes the more it tends to weaken. So if the storm is coming from the west and you live in the east it won't be a large storm like the west had.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

How far inland a storm surge goes all depends on the factors that cause and motivate the storm, like how hard the wind is blowing and how strong the storm is as it hits the coast. It also depends on the location and type of terrain of the coast itself.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Storm surges are based on the Wind mph and the levies holding back the waters. In the case of Katrina you can see how the storm surge cover many neighborhoods by not having the proper levies.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

That depends on how high the land raises above water level as you go inland and on the height of the storm surge. It also depends on the slope of the continental shelf. If the shelf slopes gently into the ocean the surge will be worse than it would be if the slope was steep.


Answer by  aratliff (111)

It is possible in some areas for a storm surge off a hurricane to surge inland up to 25 miles. However, it is uncommon to see a surge go inland more than 18 miles.

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This is the only actual answer to this question! I was surprised by the answer. I thought it would be less than a mile or two.  add a comment

Answer by  chad45 (15)

A storm surge can go as far inland as far inland as it can make it depending on the size and strength of the actual weather system affecting th region.

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