CoreLogic's Storm Surge Report for 2016 revealed that over 6.8 million homes located along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are at risk of storm surge damage. Staffer Tom Jeffery takes a look at this number as well as the estimated total reconstruction cost value (RCV) for these buildings: $1.5 trillion.
He explains that no location along these shorelines is entirely free from the risk of storm surge flooding, although the risk varies along the coast:
There is significant variation in the number of homes at risk and the RCV when comparing one state with another. The length of coastline, coastal elevation and density of residential development all contribute to a state’s risk of storm surge flooding. Texas and Florida, which have the longest coastal areas, consistently have more homes at risk than many other states.