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How hurricanes can suck water away from shorelines and expose the sea floor


The huge winds and air-pressure fluctuations of a hurricane can make water do strange things.



Hurricane Irma was so strong that it literally pushed water out of its way. The result? Shorelines in the Bahamas and Florida temporarily vanished.

As this video explains, the phenomenon is like a storm surge in reverse, and the water will return.

Curated content from the editorial staff at Cosmos Magazine.
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