- CoreLogic 2020 Storm Surge Report looks at economic risks of hurricane season complicated by COVID-19 pandemic realities
- Natural disasters known to negatively affect mortgage delinquencies
- COVID pandemic realities could negatively affect mortgage delinquencies
The CoreLogic 2020 Storm Surge Report indicates that this year’s hurricane season is likely to produce an above-normal season with 13-19 named storms and 3-6 major hurricanes based upon official data produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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CoreLogic’s annual report identifies metros for single-family and multifamily residences most likely to be at risk of storm surge this year. It also identifies whatever operational complications the COVID-19 pandemic may cause to our country’s mortgage delinquencies and responses to those hurricanes and storm surges.
Know that storm surges are abnormal rises in water generated by storms. Such surges can dump a single cubic yard of seawater weighing nearly one ton on anything in its wake. According to Dr. Thomas Jeffrey, Principal, Science and Analytics at Core Logic, “Storm surge has historically been the deadliest and most destructive hazard we deal with. Now, potentially compounded by the pandemic, it has never been more important to pay attention to storm warnings and prepare for the possibility of hurricanes making landfall this year along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.”
Looking at the top 15 metros at risk of storm surge in 2020 for single-family residential units, CoreLogic identified…
1 – 5 6 – 10 11 – 15
Miami FL Fort Myers FL Philadelphia PA
New York NY Houston TX Charleston SC
Tampa FL Bradenton FL Myrtle Beach SC
New Orleans LA Naples FL Lafayette LA
Virginia Beach VA Jacksonville FL Beaumont TX
The top 15 metros at risk of storm surge in 2020 for multifamily residential units, according to CoreLogic, are…
1 – 5 6 – 10 11 – 15
New York NY Philadelphia PA Bradenton FL
Miami FL New Orleans LA Daytona Beach FL
Boston MA Virginia Beach VA Savannah GA
Fort Myers FL Naples FL Providence RI
Tampa FL Jacksonville FL Baltimore MD
(Remember that location is VERY influential when assessing possible damage…lower category storms can wipe out densely populated metros…proximity to coastline…higher levels in multifamily units tend to be less impacted by storm surges.)
The combination of hurricane season and COVID-19, according to CoreLogic, may seriously impact both the rate of mortgage delinquencies and the rate of response to disaster. Already, CoreLogic analyses indicates that mortgage delinquency could rise “four-to-ten fold from February’s 1.2% in 18 to 24 months.” High-risk storm surge cities “also face heightened risk of mortgage delinquencies” based on elevated rates already in place in metros with spikes in unemployment due to COVID.
In terms of storm surge preparation and recovery in hard hit COVID-19 metros, look for compromised and more expensive services, goods, materials and labor forces and reduced numbers of shelters/hotels, food providers and transportation services that could last for 6 – 12 months, according to CoreLogic. Also know that insurance solutions and technology leveraging may be heavily impacted as well.
Thanks to CoreLogic.