Welcome to Storm Surge!

Storm Surge was formed in the spring of 2013 by a group of concerned citizens in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts in response to the devastation that had occurred on Plum Island the winter before.

Our mission is to enhance the resilience of the coastal communities and ecosystems in the greater Newburyport area through science-based education and empowerment of all — youth and citizens.


Our Fall 2020 Newsletter has just been published – view it by clicking here.

Fall 2020 Speaker Series

Our first program will describe how changes in climate, such as increases in temperature, extreme storm events and precipitation, will impact public health. The second program will discuss how natural systems can be harnessed to protect communities like Newburyport from flooding and excessive heat and help improve air, soil and water quality. The final program will look broadly at how we can use planning to make our communities more livable and resilient to climate change.

Join us for a presentation by local landscape architect Bob Uhlig

Climate Change & the Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Thursday, November 15, 7 pm
Zoom link is on Events Calendar


Missed A Recent Program?

To learn about other Storm Surge programs, check out our Event Archive.


Storms, Flooding, Evacuation – Be Prepared

Storm Surge created a “Be Prepared” Information Sheet to help us get ready for emergency events. The one-page Sheet provides phone numbers for local emergency and medical contacts, a list of supplies important for you to have on hand, and ways to plan for emergency evacuation, including what to bring with you. There is a Sheet for Newburyport and another for the North Shore, applicable to both residents and business owners.

To view and print “Be Prepared” For Newburyport click here

To view and print  “Be Prepared” for the North Shore click here