Weather forecasters of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) just keep on warning about storm surge. They cannot give a Tagalog term of storm surge, but they can explain how this can happen.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows what storm surge is and how it can be very dangerous, especially if the weather observers cannot predict how a typhoon can affect the sea water.
What happened in Visayas recently was not the first time. For several incidents, storm surges already recorded since 1589.
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Here’s an infographic from the Philippine government which might help us understand storm surge and what we should do before it cause a huge threat to us.