New report assesses Charleston’s hurricane damage risk
|By Tyrone Richardson, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
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The annual storm surge report shows the number of at-risk properties increased in the region by nearly 33 percent compared to 2013 data. The jump in total properties is largely because the new report factors in additional categories of single-family structures, including mobile homes, duplexes, manufactured homes and cabins.
The report also showed the level of risk for parts of the
Hurricane damage has been a hot-button issue in recent years because of Superstorm Sandy, rising prices for standard insurance coverage and federal changes that have threatened to increase flood premiums for some property owners in the region.
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