Where the Wildfires Are: A Heat Map

A recent analysis of natural disasters by RealtyTrac revealed that 13 percent of homes, worth an estimated $1.8 trillion are in counties with a High wildfire risk. Using a natural disaster risk score to calculate overall risk, RealtyTrac analyzed 2,318 counties nationwide. Based on the scoring, each county was determined to be Very High, High, Moderate, Low or Very Low risk.  The top five counties categorized as High risk or Very High risk for wildfires with the most housing units were: Suffolk County, New York (883,318), Riverside County, California (587,822), San Bernardino County, California (509,209), Mecklenburg, North Carolina (325,432)and Bergen County, New Jersey (255,025).

See the full report and methodology here: 43 Percent of U.S. Homes with an Estimated Market Value of $6.6 Trillion in Counties with High Natural Disaster Risk.



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