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Study Shows Long Island Most At Risk For Hurricane Storm Surge Flooding

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A flooded street is seen at Farmingdale State College - Farmingdale, NY - Oct 1, 2010 - Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

A flooded street is seen at Farmingdale State College – Farmingdale, NY – Oct 1, 2010 – Photo: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880

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WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (WCSB 880/AP) – It’s no surprise to homeowners on Long Island’s south shore that the island is one of the most at risk of being damaged by hurricane storm surge flooding.

A report by CoreLogic, a private real estate data firm, focused on the potential impact of storm surge, which is the indirect damage from water and flying debris triggered by strong winds.

The study, released Tuesday, says Long Island would suffer some $99 billion in damage by a direct hurricane storm surge and even beats out Miami, Florida in probable storm surge damage.

WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports

More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at risk of being damaged by a hurricane.

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