As hurricane season begins, 7.3 million homes across the U.S. are at risk of storm-surge damage

The 2019 hurricane season begins Saturday, and millions of home across the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are at risk of being damaged by storm surge from a tropical cyclone.

More than 7.3 million single- and multi-family homes are located in areas along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts that could be affected by storm surge if a hurricane or tropical storm were to hit, according to a recent report from property data firm CoreLogic CLGX, -2.00% . Altogether, it would cost an estimated $1.8 trillion to rebuild these properties.

Regionally, the Atlantic Coast is at a higher risk than the Gulf Coast with 57% of the total number of homes at risk of storm surge damage.

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