6 Million+ Homes at Risk of Hurricane Damage This Season
Real estate analytics firm, CoreLogic, has estimated more than 6.6 million U.S. homes are at risk of being hit by a storm surge. This could lead to as much as $1.5 trillion in damage. And with new home construction and any amount of sea level rise, the number of at-risk homes will continue to surge.
The homes are in 19 states at the District of Columbia along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic. Six states account for more than three-quarters of all at-risk homes, with Florida having the most at 2.5 million. The District of Columbia had the lowest number at 3,700 people.
It's interesting to note Washington, D.C. has no Atlantic coastal properties but can be affected by larger hurricanes pushing storm surge into the Potomac River.
Hurricane season runs from June 1st until November 30.