Storm surge: Biggest threat from tropical cyclone (SunStar)

(UPDATED) Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) has just demonstrated how big waves generated by strong winds can engulf communities similar to a tsunami whenever there is a major earthquake. Tacloban City, for one, was devastated as waves as high as 20 feet upturned cars and drowned animals and people who failed to escape the rampaging waters.…