Over 40% of U.S. homes at high risk for natural hazards

35.8 million single-family houses and condos vulnerable

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | September 10, 2015

More than 40% of all U.S. homes are at high or very high risk for natural hazards, according to a report released by RealtyTrac. The firm's 2015 US Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report found that 35.8 million U.S. single family homes and condos with an estimated value of $6.6 trillion are in counties with high or very high natural hazard risks. Those homes represent 43% of the 83.4 million single family homes and condos in all counties analyzed for the report.

 

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