LINK: New Storm Surge Simulator To Help Miami Dade Residents

With the new Storm Surge Simulator, residents type in their address, pick the intensity of the hurricane (Category 1-5), select the image of a person or home, and let simulator do the rest. For those living in Evacuation Zones, the simulator is a reminder of the potential impact of storm surge.
More than a half a million people live in one of Miami-Dade County’s three Hurricane Evacuation Zones and storm surge remains the greatest threat to life and property. It is the primary reason why evacuations are ordered.
“Miami-Dade residents are encouraged to use the Storm Surge Simulator to educate themselves on their vulnerability to storm surge and put an appropriate hurricane evacuation plan into place,” said Curtis Sommerhoff, Director of the Miami-Dade Department of Emergency Management. “Understanding your risk can help mitigate the impacts of a disaster. The launch of the simulator is especially timely as we are in the middle of a very active hurricane season.”
The Storm Surge Simulator is made possible through a partnership between Miami-Dade County’s Department of Emergency Management and Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center and School of Computing and Information Sciences.
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