Major storms can dramatically change
how a coast looks. Such storms represent a break in
the normal processes that occur along coasts. Significant
erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment occur
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is a common result of the high waves that
occur when hurricanes move onto land.
wave is part of a storm surge associated with
Hurricane Eloise, a hurricane that hit Florida's
panhandle region in 1975.
generate intense waves. Both wind and waves
contribute to reshaping coasts during storms.
This scene is from Miami, Florida in 1945.
deposited by high winds and waves covered
the road near these homes.