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Storm Surge Experts Issue Warning on Outdated Modeling Systems

TAMPA, Fla. (June 2, 2009) USF Physical Oceanography Professor Robert Weisberg doesn’t know when a hurricane will make a direct hit on the Tampa Bay Region, but as an internationally renowned expert in storm surge he is certain that the system used to predict storm surge heights isn’t nearly as precise as it should be – and that leaves people and property at risk.

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