CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, has conducted an analysis for the flooding occurring as a result of Hurricane Harvey. This analysis shows that 52 percent of residential and commercial properties in the Houston metro are at “High” or “Moderate” risk of flooding, but are not in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Properties within SFHA zones, categorized as Extreme or Very High risk, require flood insurance if the property has a federally insured mortgage. Properties outside SFHA zones are not required to carry flood insurance.
Table 1 shows the levels of flood risk* according to CoreLogic data for properties in seven metro areas likely to get severe rain and flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Table 2 shows only the total and percent of properties in the High and Moderate risk categories that are not in an SFHA and therefore not required to carry flood insurance.
Inside Special Flood Hazard Area
Outside Special Flood Hazard Area
Very High Risk
Very Low Risk
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
Source: CoreLogic August 2017
Total Properties in High/Moderate Risk
Percentage of Properties in High/Moderate Risk
*This current analysis does not include risk from storm surge or flash flooding.
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