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New Book on Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters

"The greatest death toll from a natural disaster in the United States was due to the storm surge (caused by a hurricane) that overwhelmed the coastal city of Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900. At least 6,000 bodies were found, but the death toll was probably over 8,000 based on missing people, many of whom were probably washed out to sea." - quote from the book The Power of the Sea by Bruce Parker, former Chief Scientist of NOAA's National Ocean Service.

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