La. ranks 2nd for homes at risk from hurricane storm surge

Louisiana trails only Florida in the number of homes at risk for damage from hurricane-driven storm surge, according to CoreLogic, a global data analysis services firm.

In Louisiana, 738,165 single-family homes valued at $161.1 billion are at risk for “storm-surge inundation.” That’s the third-highest amount of potential home damage. In Florida, 2.5 million homes valued at $490.4 billion are at risk.

New York ranked third in the number of homes at risk, 466,919, but second in value at $182.5 billion.

According to CoreLogic, more than 6.5 million homes along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are at risk of storm surge inundation. Those homes are worth nearly $1.5 trillion.

CoreLogic also ranked metro areas by storm-surge risk. Inclouding homes and commercial properties, New Orleans ranked No. 5, with 381,149 total properties valued at $85.7 billion. Lafayette was No. 14, with 106,166 total properties valued at $21.3 billion.

New York City had the greatest number of total properties at risk, 687,412 valued at $251 billion.