By the time the storm surge nearly reaches the height of a regulation basketball hoop, it no longer resembles ordinary water.
The brackish liquid is more like an ominous, insurmountable wall, one with enough force to lift 3,000-pound cars, flatten neighborhoods and leave a landscape of devastation in its wake.
But meteorologist Erika Navarro — her 5-foot 2-inch frame dwarfed by the liquid barrier behind her — remains inconceivably calm. Her secret: The water is virtual, and Navarro only appears to be on the verge of being swallowed whole.
Källa: Washington Post