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Hurricane Florence Wind and Storm Surge Could Cause Between $3 Billion and $5 Billion in Estimated Insured Property Loss, CoreLogic Analysis Shows


CoreLogic® (NYSE:CLGX), a leading global property
information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today
released data analysis showing insured property losses for both
residential and now commercial properties from Hurricane Florence. This
new analysis estimates between $3 billion and $5 billion in losses which
has been expanded to include wind and storm surge. This does not include
insured losses related to rainfall, riverine or other flooding since the
full rainfall footprint is an element in factoring total losses.
Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall along the North Carolina
and South Carolina coasts. In particular, 250,000 homes in North
Carolina are projected to be affected by the hurricane.

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CoreLogic Combined Residential and Commercial Loss from Hurricane Florence (Graphic: Business Wire)

CoreLogic Combined Residential and Commercial Loss from Hurricane Florence (Graphic: Business Wire)

The following numbers have been refined based on the September 13, 8am
PDT National Hurricane Center (NHC) track of the storm and the cone of

The table above shows the estimates for commercial and residential
insured property losses by state in North Carolina and South Carolina.
It does not include National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) inland flood
losses (only storm surge related NFIP flood losses) as it is too soon to
tell what the potential rainfall, riverine, and other flooding will
amount to in order to tabulate losses for that peril.

The number of residential properties indicated in the table above does
not consider inland flooding. As Florence moves over land, it is
expected to weaken, so some counties won't experience the full impact of
a Category 2 hurricane. This is represented in the table as zero values.
Certain counties will experience both Category 1 and Category 2 impacts
because the properties closer to the coast are likely to
experience stronger winds relative to the more inland properties. In
particular, it is expected that South Carolina will not exceed tropical
storm force winds based on the projected track and is therefore not
included in the table.

The table above shows the insured property loss estimates for past
storms in the Carolinas if the events were to occur today with the
current property exposure. These storms are not the same as Hurricane
Florence; they have different track trajectories and landfalls. However,
like Hurricane Florence, these storms were also Category 2 storms at
landfall. These events are comparable to Florence in terms of their wind
impacts. However, the storm surge losses from Florence are expected to
be significantly greater. The table does not include a measure of inland
flooding losses.

For major Gulf and Atlantic Coast hurricanes that impact the U.S. this
year, CoreLogic is planning on providing pre-landfall data for the
number and associated reconstruction cost value (RCV) of at-risk homes
as well as a secondary set of pre-landfall data for estimated insured
property losses for wind and storm surge. For post-landfall data,
CoreLogic plans to issue insured and uninsured property losses for wind,
storm surge and additionally flood. Visit the CoreLogic natural hazard
risk information center, Hazard HQ™, at
to get access to the most up-to-date Hurricane Florence storm data and
see reports from previous storms.


The CoreLogic North American Hurricane Model includes advanced location
risk and estimation through its robust stochastic event set,
high-resolution hazard modeling, component-level vulnerability, and
usage of PxPoint™, the parcel-level geocoding engine. The model provides
the ability to calculate damage and loss contributions from storm surge,
providing a transparent way of looking at loss as well as to obtain a
better understanding of capital adequacy for the separate or combined
perils of hurricane winds and coastal storm surge flooding. The model
offers a complete view of the risk for all perils and sub-perils. The
North Atlantic Hurricane Model is updated biennially and has been
certified by the Florida Commission Hurricane Loss Projection
Methodology (FCHLPM) since the inception of the process in 1997.

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of CoreLogic. Do not use the data in any unlawful manner. This data is
compiled from public records, contributory databases and proprietary
analytics, and its accuracy is dependent upon these sources.

About CoreLogic

CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX) is a leading global property information,
analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. The company's combined
data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 4.5
billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage
of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy,
location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets
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