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  • Potential hazards of hurricanes:
  • Storm surges
  • Possibility of persons being swept off their feet
  • Drowning

(https://www.sagaftra.org/files/safety_bulletins_amptp_part_3_9_3.pdf)

There is a similar idiom, but that doesn't fit in this context. What does "swept off their feet" mean? Does it mean they could fell off by the wind?

  • You need to give more context for this. It is probably an attempt at humor, but you should probably link to the place you read this. – Robusto Apr 16 at 12:34
  • @Robusto More contexts are provided. – jay Apr 16 at 12:41
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This is using the literal meaning of the phrase. A large wave crashes into a person, knocking them down and potentially carrying them out to sea.

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