Chris Morgan walks to the large boats on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 that beached onto the property she stayed during Hurricane Irma's storm surge in Key largo.
Chris Morgan walks to the large boats on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 that beached onto the property she stayed during Hurricane Irma's storm surge in Key largo. AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com
Chris Morgan walks to the large boats on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 that beached onto the property she stayed during Hurricane Irma's storm surge in Key largo. AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com

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    Model beach houses take a beating as scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science crank up a one-of-a-kind hurricane simulation tank at the school. Scientist Ben Kirtman, the Director of the Cooperative Institute of Marine & Atmospheric Studies explains how creating Cat 5 force winds and waves in the giant tank help with making predications and future forecasts that help save lives.