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August 24, 2012, Santa Ana, Calif. –

CoreLogic® Analysis Shows More Than $27 Billion in Potential Exposure to Residential Property Damage Along Gulf Coast from Projected Hurricane Isaac Storm Surge

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released data showing potential exposure to residential property damage from storm surge flooding as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way across the Atlantic Ocean along a projected path toward the Gulf Coast.

“Based on current forecasts, Tropical Storm Isaac is predicted to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane and become the first hurricane to impact the United States this year,” said Dr. Howard Botts, vice president and director of database development for CoreLogic Spatial Solutions. “Though the forecasted path is constantly changing, at this point, Isaac seems to be poised to strike the Gulf Coast early Wednesday. Major metro areas that could potentially feel the impact of hurricane-driven storm surge include New Orleans, La.; Baton Rouge, La.; Biloxi, Miss.; Mobile, Ala.; Pensacola, Fla. and Tallahassee, Fla., depending on where the storm makes landfall.”

The data shows nearly 210,000 total residential properties valued at more than $27.7 billion in seven major metro areas along the Gulf Coast could be at risk for storm-surge related flooding, assuming the storm hits as a Category 1 hurricane. The number of residential properties in each metro area and their respective potential exposure to damage are as follows:

Metro Area Number of Properties at Risk Value of Properties at Risk
New Orleans 195,834 $26,299,658,621
Baton Rouge 2,625 $24,372,620
Biloxi-Gulfport 3,978 $388,110,797
Mobile 1,702 $172,827,000
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 3,964 $618,871,098
Tallahassee 1,656 $158,751,464


Hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding can cause significant property damage when high winds, forward movement of the storm and low pressure causes water to amass in front of the storm, pushing a powerful rush over land when the hurricane moves on shore. The CoreLogic analysis measures damage from storm surge and does not include potential damage from wind and rain associated with hurricanes.

To view a map showing hurricane-driven storm-surge risk through Google Earth, visit here. To download the map as a KML file, visit here. Static maps depicting storm-surge risk in southern Florida are available upon request.

For interview requests with CoreLogic subject-matter experts, contact Lori Guyton at 901-277-6066 or


CoreLogic generates storm surge data using the company’s comprehensive parcel database of property-level data for more than 131 million parcels nationwide. After identifying a region’s vulnerability to storm surge given on-shore and off-shore geographic attributes and population density, CoreLogic identifies all residential properties within a predicted storm surge area and analyzes it against the associated property value of each home.

About CoreLogic

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. The Company combines public, contributory and proprietary data to develop predictive decision analytics and provide business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. CoreLogic has built one of the largest and most comprehensive U.S. real estate, mortgage application, fraud, and loan performance databases and is a recognized leading provider of mortgage and automotive credit reporting, property tax, valuation, flood determination, and geospatial analytics and services. More than one million users rely on CoreLogic to assess risk, support underwriting, investment and marketing decisions, prevent fraud, and improve business performance in their daily operations. The Company, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., has approximately 5,000 employees globally. For more information, visit

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