What causes storm surge in a hurricane?

Posted at 12:05 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 12:17:35-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- What's the difference between waves and storm surge, and what causes the surge?

Fox 4's Dani Beckstrom and meteorologist Scott Dorval explain how storm surge works in a hurricane, and how it will affect Southwest Florida during Hurricane Irma.