Meteorologist Vrydaghs explains storm surge borne of Hurricane Matthew

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Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs explains how storm surge forms and why it's so deadly.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Storm surge is defined as an abnormal rise in water levels due to an approaching storm. This term is often used when talking about impacts from a hurricane.

The stronger the storm and the closer it gets to land will increase the threat of storm surge. Not only can this surge impact coastal areas, but often times can reach inland bringing deadly effects.

In the video above, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs explains how storm surge is formed, and why the strength of the storm exponentially increases the risk to life and property.

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