CoreLogic's 2014 Storm Surge Report estimates the number of single-family homes exposed to storm surge damage as a result of hurricanes, as well as the estimated cost of reconstruction.

Five levels of risk ranging from "extreme" to "low" are defined in the report:

  • Extreme (Affected by a Category 1-5 storm) 
  • Very High (Category 2-5) 
  • High (Category 3-5) 
  • Moderate (Category 4-5) 
  • Low (Category 5)

Our interactive map breaks out a section from CoreLogic's report, a ranking of states with the highest number of homes potentially affected by storm surge damage, in contrast to their estimated property reconstruction cost. Hovering over each state ranked in the top 20 will show rank, total number of homes potentially affected, and the number of homes considered at "extreme risk." The cheat sheet below breaks down the reconstruction costs for total properties and extreme risk properties for the top 10.



CHEAT SHEET:Top 10 States at Risk
(Reconstruction Value and # Properties at Risk)

  1. Florida
    # Total Properties at Risk: 2,488,277
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $490,403,653,377
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 789,090
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $165,897,104,806
  2. Louisiana
    # Total Properties at Risk: 738,165
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $161,062,467,382
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 160,744
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $32, 093,743,120
  3. Texas
    # Total Properties at Risk: 434,421
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $76,556,421,639
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 44,569
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $7,087,911,852
  4. New Jersey
    # Total Properties at Risk: 445,928
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $134,194,963,314
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 116,613
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $35,481,183,707
  5. Virginia
    # Total Properties at Risk: 418,512
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $92,001,482,217
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 93,969
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $21,841,973,286
  6. New York
    # Total Properties at Risk: 466,919
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $182,474,294,695
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 128,462
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $52,507,586,381
  7. North Carolina
    # Total Properties at Risk: 249,164
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $53,569,724,222
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 72,597
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $15,240,651,298
  8. South Carolina
    # Total Properties at Risk: 280,194
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $68,277,046,548
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 99,884
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $27,753,414,114
  9. Georgia
    # Total Properties at Risk: 140,021
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $29,483,488,361
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 38,891
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $10,073,078,318
  10. Massachusetts
    # Total Properties at Risk: 218,913
    Reconstruction Cost of Total Properties at Risk: $62,998,170,276
    # Properties at Extreme Risk: 31,023
    Reconstruction Cost of Extreme Risk Properties: $9,724,029,035

CoreLogic provides the total amount of properties and estimated reconstruction cost (for each level of risk) for all of the top 20 states in their report, as well as a full analysis of the top metro areas at risk. Here's a sneak peek at the top 10 metros at risk:


CHEAT SHEET:Top 10 Metro Areas at Risk
(Total Properties Affected by All Hurricane Categories & Reconstruction Value)

  1. New York, N.Y.
    Total Properties Affected: 687,412
    Total Reconstruction Value: $251,038,846,466
  2. Miami, Fla.
    Total Properties Affected: 562,410
    Total Reconstruction Value: $103,160,570,812
  3. Tampa, Fla.
    Total Properties Affected: 444,765
    Total Reconstruction Value: $79,149,326,645
  4. Virginia Beach, Va.
    Total Properties Affected: 349,705
    Total Reconstruction Value: $87,178,838,156
  5. New Orleans, La.
    Total Properties Affected: 381,149
    Total Reconstruction Value: $85,679,653,561
  6. Cape Coral, Fla.
    Total Properties Affected: 299,508
    Total Reconstruction Value:$60,430,683,073
  7. Bradenton, Fla.
    Total Properties Affected: 227,821
    Total Reconstruction Value: $42,955,130,837
  8. Houston, Texas
    Total Properties Affected: 216,880
    Total Reconstruction Value: $41,903,647,756
  9. Philadelphia, Pa.
    Total Properties Affected: 213,668
    Total Reconstruction Value: $42,204,432,570
  10. Naples, Fla.
    Total Properties Affected: 177,651
    Total Reconstruction Value: $41,259,312,520 

Read CoreLogic's full analysis in the dense report here >>