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October 26, 2012, Irvine, Calif. –

CoreLogic® Analysis Shows More Than a Quarter of a Million Homes at Risk of Property Damage in Coastal Mid-Atlantic Region from Projected Hurricane Sandy 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 hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding as Hurricane Sandy makes its way toward the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

“Based on current forecasts, Sandy is likely to make landfall along the northeastern Atlantic coast early Monday,” said Dr. Howard Botts, vice president and director of database development for CoreLogic Spatial Solutions. “Though it is still early and the projected path is constantly changing, Sandy could pose an enormous threat to major metropolitan areas in the Northeast, like New York City and Long Island, Atlantic City and Baltimore.”

The data shows more than 261,000 total residential properties valued at over $80 billion at risk for potential storm-surge damage among the coastal Mid-Atlantic states, assuming the storm hits the coast as a Category 1 hurricane. Within that region, more than 210,000 total properties valued at over $67 billion stand at risk in five major metro areas from Virginia to New York.

Total number and total value of residential properties by coastal Mid-Atlantic state are:

State Number of Properties at Risk Value of Properties at Risk
New York 81,078 $35,128,036,406
New Jersey 75,314 $22,601,229,263
Delaware 8,894 $2,069,493,600
Maryland 30,131 $8,983,837,253
Virginia 66,544 $11,311,646,410


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 York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 119,312 $48,064,953,474
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 20,283 $4,807,676,476
Washington-Arlington-Alexandra, DC-VA 2,207 $734,901,116
Baltimore-Towson, MD 10,010 $3,508,329,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 59,042 $10,029,968,947


Hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding can cause significant property damage when high winds and low pressure causes water to amass inside the storm, releasing 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 in the Northeast are available upon request.

For more information on CoreLogic storm-surge methodology, data and analysis, download a copy of the more in-depth 2012 CoreLogic Storm Surge report at:

To schedule interviews with CoreLogic subject-matter experts, contact:
Lauren Salay - 202-232-6627
Andrea Hurst - 405-235-2842


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 residential property information, analytics and services provider in the United States and Australia. Our combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources spans over 700 million records across 40 years including detailed property records, consumer credit, tenancy, hazard risk and location information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, transportation and government. We deliver value to our clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Our clients rely on us to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in seven countries.

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