Roxas Boulevard hit by storm surge, tsunami-like waves caught on video

Residents and motorists along Roxas Boulevard in Manila were caught by surprise Tuesday morning when a storm surge brought by Typhoon Pedring spewed tsunami-like waves into the main road. The waves, which at some point were as tall as coconut trees, have caused the Manila Bay seawall to collapse.

According to Wikipedia, a storm surge is an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure weather system, typically tropical cyclones and strong extratropical cyclones. Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean's surface. The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary sea level.

The storm surge at Roxas Boulevard was caught on cam. Netizens across the globe were able to witness the fury of Typhoon Pedring last September 27th through the following video.