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

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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  • Nick

    This is why only trash lives in the south shore.

    • CT Native

      Nick, you are obviously “trash” that never received a decent education. Proper grammer would be “This is why only trash LIVE ON the South Shore”. Before you criticize others, look to yourself first.

  • flea

    They needed a study to figure that out? L.I. is a barrier island that has absolutely no protection from the elements. Especially now with climate changes, hurricanes may be more common. Also, N.Y.C. is a disaster waiting to happen. At sea level, built on garbage, with an infrastructure that is old and falling apart, and 8 million people.

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