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Storm Surge Risk for Top 10 U.S. Metro Areas — Slideshow

New measurements show how even a Category 1 storm can wreak havoc in densely populated areas

More than 4 million U.S. residences along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are at risk of hurricane-driven storm-surge damage, with more than $700 billion in total property exposure—and the cost is highest along the Atlantic Coast, according to the 2012 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report.

In the Atlantic Coast region alone, there are approximately 2.2 million homes at risk, valued at more than $500 billion. Total exposure along the Gulf Coast is nearly $200 billion, with just under 1.8 million homes at risk for potential storm-surge damage.

10. Charleston, S.C.

9. Jacksonville, FL

8. Cape Coral, FL

7. Houston

6. Boston

5. Tampa, FL

4. New Orleans

3. Miami

2. Virginia Beach, VA

1. New York, NY

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