JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When a storm approaches, wind speed and water become concerns as a surge could cause the ocean and rivers to swell well beyond their banks.
"There's an old adage, you can hide from the wind, but you have to run from the water," said Chief Martin Senterfitt, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
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With so much water surrounding the River City, storm surge poles in different areas indicate how high the water could get during a storm.
Emergency officials said they aren't as accurate as once thought. "The National Weather Service National Hurricane Center is working to come up with a new labeling system," said Senterfitt.
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