Inundation due to storm surge is a severe coastal hazard that threatens communities along the U.S. coast. Experts from across NOAA are working hard to strengthen our nation's preparedness and ability to recover from such events. Addressing storm surge risk requires many types of expertise since it is caused by complex interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, and land. NOAA experts in meteorology, oceanography, and geography work together with engineers, computer scientists, social scientists, and others in order to assess the threat that storm surge poses. This involves people from across many NOAA offices working together to serve the Nation’s needs.