Risk


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

A 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…


Counting homes in the Western Wildland-Urban Interface ~Mitch Tobin, EcoWest

When firefighters are deployed to battle wildfires, they often focus on saving structures in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), where homes mix with or border flammable vegetation. Where are these vulnerable homes located in the West? Data from analytics firm CoreLogic provide a good high-level overview of the Western WUI. I’ve created a dashboard on this…