storm surge News

U.S. to Urge Barriers, Elevation to Fight New Jersey Back Bay Flooding

The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this year on combating back bay flooding, a major problem in New Jersey that gets comparatively less …

How Climate Change May Affect Hurricane Risk and Losses: AIR, Brookings, AXIS

By 2050, climate change-related weather events will have a meaningful impact on future hurricane losses, increasing them by 20% or more and in some cases doubling them, even without any increase in the concentration of property exposure along the coast, …

Update: Louisiana Residents Flee as Delta Bears Down on U.S. Gulf Coast

10/09/2020 10:41 AM LAKE CHARLES, La., Oct 9 — The streets in Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana were deserted as a powerful Hurricane Delta approached, threatening to add misery to people struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by a …

CoreLogic: Nearly 300K Gulf Coast Homes at Possible Risk From Delta

CoreLogic an Irvine, Calif.-based global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, has released data analysis showing 293,685 single-family and multifamily homes across Louisiana and the U.S. Gulf Coast with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $62.85 billion are …

Using Building Codes and Property Characteristics to Keep up With 2020 Hurricane Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is occupying most of our attention at the moment, hurricane season has begun and natural catastrophes never take a holiday. Forecasts for 2020 have projected higher …

Slowness, Not Speed, of Hurricanes Like Sally Becoming Major Concern

For Grant Saltz, who runs a barbecue restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, what struck him about Hurricane Sally was its steady, deliberate pace, after the storm rumbled into the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday as a powerful Category 2 hurricane. “It’s …

More than 14K Homes Vulnerable to Hanna’s Storm Surge, CoreLogic Says

CoreLogic has estimated that more than 14,000 homes were at risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Hanna, which made landfall in South Texas on July 25. CoreLogic’s Coastal Storm Risk Score shows the number of homes at risk of …

Barry Expected to Make Landfall in Louisiana as Hurricane on Saturday

In an update issued at 4 p.m., CDT, on July 12, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane along Louisiana’s central Gulf Coast on July 13. The NHC is …

Top 15 Metro Areas at Risk this Hurricane Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Hurricanes are often some of the most destructive and costly natural hazards. Their impact on homes, businesses and infrastructure comes in the form of strong winds and flooding. There are …

Texas, Louisiana Among States Most at Risk for Storm Surge, CoreLogic Says

Some 7.3 million U.S. homes with an estimated reconstruction cost of $1.8 trillion are at risk from storm surge, Irvine, California-based data analytics provider CoreLogic said in its 2019 Storm Surge Report, issued days before the start of the 2019 …