With the understanding that I'm taking no credit for this, rather, I was simply regurgitating what had been seen on TV - science shows on DSC, NGC, etc - I predicted a 50ft storm surge around Biloxi Miss. AFAIK this was not predicted by the experts but I can hardly understand why. And it's starting to look like I was pretty close in the areas worst hit near Biloxi. I took one look at the rotation with the strong side extending far around the peninsula and into the gulf, and taking into account the funneling effect of the gulf, it was easy to see that it was just as has been described in many of the TV shows seen about the Tsunami; we should see the surge amplified significantly by the parabola. So I made a seat of the pants guess that we would see a surge 500% greater than expected, and, looking at the coastline, Biloxi seemed to be close to the focal point. I can't understand how I could know this was likely simply by watching TV, and yet no one was officially expecting such a high surge. I brought this up because of some of the latest reports from areas that are completely decimated seem to indicate that a 30 foot + surge did hit. This also makes me think of the freak wave phenomenon... It would seem that there is ample opportunity to study the models here. That, or people knew this was coming but the information simply didn't get out. Incidently, and I swear this is the absolute truth, I had no sooner made this prediction to Tsu that CNN reported that a weather bouy had just measured a 46 foot swell. In either case, another plug for Oregon State University since it has one of the premier wave tanks for such studies.