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Sat Sep 09 2017 02:04 AM
Surge "above ground" - what does that mean?

I've lived in Punta Gorda, FL for over 20 years and this surge "above ground" is something I'm not familiar with. Surge was measured above mean tide (or something like that) during Charley in '04. This might be a stupid question, where exactly where is this "ground" that they're using as a baseline? Our house sits 9 feet above "sea level". How do I figure out if we're going to get water inside the house if the surge is 5 to 8 feet "above ground"?

(We're not in the house - we are out of town.)

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