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Ominous Warning About Receding Water in Florida Is 'Stuff of Nightmares'

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Officials are advising people against going out into receding water, which they warn will return once Hurricane Ian makes landfall.
An ominous warning issued ahead of Hurricane Ian’s landfall left social media users terrified about what Floridians are in store for as the Category 4 storm barrels toward the state’s west coast.
On Wednesday morning, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) cautioned people from walking out into receding water in Tampa Bay or Charlotte Harbor.
« The water WILL return through storm surge and poses a life-threatening risk, » the state agency tweeted.
Storm surges are primarily caused by strong hurricane winds that collect water and push it forward, resulting in coastal flooding or rising tides like those seen in tsunamis. According to the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center, « storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane.

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