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Storm Johanna (2008)

Windstorm Johanna hit the Atlantic coast on 10 March 2008, causing damage in the UK and northern France. A sigificant storm surge was recorded in the Iroise sea, France.

Meteorological history

Johanna was one of a cluster of wind storms in March 2008, the others being Kirsten and Emma.

Storm surge and aftermath

Winter storm Emma (2008)

Emma was a strong European cyclonic windstorm in February/March 2008, particularly affecting Central Europe, where winds reached up to 166km/hr. Storm surge warnings were issued, although in the end the flooding was limited. 

Meteorological history.

Hurricane Ike (2008)

Hurricane Ike was one of the costliest hurricanes ever to impact Cuba and the US gulf coast. It caused hugh storm surges in Cuna, Louisiana and Texas, hitting many areas whuch had already suffered from major storms earlier in the season.

Meteorological history.

Cyclone Nargis (2008)

Cyclone Nargis was the worst natural disaster in the history of Myanmar, with over 140,000 fatalities estimated, mostly due to the storm surge, which reached 3m in many parts of the country.

Meteorological history