Study: Millions of US Homes at Very High Risk from Natural Disasters ~Jim Randle, Voice of America

Posted on June 24, 2014 By

RealtyTracMapA new analysis shows that 10.6 million U.S. homes are at very high risk of damage from hurricanes, tornados, or earthquakes.

That works out to about eight percent of the 131 million housing units in the United States.

The study by RealtyTrac shows that about 3 percent of homes are at very low risk of these natural disasters.

RealtyTrac’s Daren Blomquist said a new on-line map should help prospective home buyers, businesses, investors and others make better-informed decisions about buying properties, or making homes more resistant to hazards.  Read more.

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