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Storm surge

Facts about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the effect on New Orleans on the anniversary of the disastrous storm.

Hurricane Katrina History and Numbers (Infographic)

Facts about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the effect on New Orleans on the anniversary of the disastrous storm.

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What exactly is storm surge? How does it happen and how could it impact you?⎜Infographic by Weather Underground⎜For more infographics, visit wunderground.com

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The Delta Works are a number of structures built to keep the coastline of the Netherlands from flooding

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With its doors that can be filled with water to become a flood barrier, the Maeslantkering is a remarkable example of hydraulic engineering.

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The Oosterscheldekering (in English: Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, than under construction, is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta works series of dams, designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding. The construction of the Delta Works was in response to the North Sea Flood of 1953.

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