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UPDATE: CoreLogic® Analysis Shows Top 25 Zip Codes in New York City Area at Risk of Property Damage From Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge

Monday, October 29, 2012

UPDATE: CoreLogic® Analysis Shows Top 25 Zip Codes in New York City Area at Risk of Property Damage From Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge13:56 EDT Monday, October 29, 2012IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released data showing the top 25 zip codes in New York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island that are at risk of exposure to residential property damage from hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding when Hurricane Sandy hits the Atlantic coast later today. Massapequa, located on the South Shore of Long Island, holds the top spot with more than $4.6 billion in total structure value at risk.(Logo: Code - Area NameProperties AffectedTotal Structure Value111758 - MASSAPEQUA, NY4,517$4,600,148,487211795 - WEST ISLIP, NY1,348$2,002,034,875311706 - BAY SHORE, NY897$1,714,557,225411561 - LONG BEACH, NY6,067$1,689,595,193508742 - POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ3,039$1,424,578,400611414 - HOWARD BEACH, NY2,858$1,331,466,041711901 - RIVERHEAD, NY477$1,268,159,500811769 - OAKDALE, NY1,178$1,137,802,500911572 - OCEANSIDE, NY4,737$1,116,920,3561011694 - ROCKAWAY PARK, NY1,820$1,046,816,0571111566 - MERRICK, NY2,509$999,509,5731211581 - VALLEY STREAM, NY3,365$969,197,5771310306 - STATEN ISLAND, NY3,173$901,253,9871408753 - TOMS RIVER, NJ2,717$877,547,6001511234 - BROOKLYN, NY1,197$857,962,4341611235 - BROOKLYN, NY1,154$806,820,3691708050 - MANAHAWKIN, NJ3,783$770,655,0001807302 - JERSEY CITY, NJ2,399$765,883,9961911598 - WOODMERE, NY1,672$691,886,8272008723 - BRICK, NJ1,903$667,948,2002111520 - FREEPORT, NY2,943$664,254,5122211757 - LINDENHURST, NY3,044$649,684,2502308731 - FORKED RIVER, NJ1,877$640,560,8002411978 - WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY1,119$608,256,8702511510 - BALDWIN, NY2,279$585,604,805In a report issued Saturday, CoreLogic also provided an estimate of the total number of residential properties at risk among the coastal Mid-Atlantic states, assuming Sandy hits the coast as a Category 1 hurricane. Within that seven-state region, nearly 284,000 total residential properties valued at almost $88 billion stand at risk:StateNumber of Properties at RiskValue of Properties at RiskNew York81,078$35,128,036,406New Jersey75,314$22,601,229,263Virginia66,544$11,311,646,410Maryland30,131$8,983,837,253Massachusetts21,770$7,761,235,023Delaware8,894$2,069,493,600Pennsylvania246$24,131,496The number of residential properties in eight major metro areas and their respective potential exposure to damage are as follows: Metro AreaNumber of Properties at RiskValue of Properties at RiskNew York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA119,312$48,064,953,474Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC59,042$10,029,968,947Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ20,283$4,807,676,476Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH10,491$2,959,837,038Baltimore-Towson, MD10,010$3,508,329,420Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD8,747$1,417,862,696Ocean City, NJ8,080$3,444,625,200Washington-Arlington-Alexandra, DC-VA2,207$734,901,116Hurricane-driven storm-surge flooding can cause significant property damage when high winds and low pressure causes water to amass inside the storm, releasing a powerful rush over land when the hurricane moves on shore.  The CoreLogic analysis measures damage from storm surge and does not include potential damage from wind and rain associated with hurricanes.  To view a map showing hurricane-driven storm-surge risk through Google Earth, visit here. To download the map as a KML file, visit here.  Static maps depicting storm surge in the Northeast are available upon request.For more information on CoreLogic storm-surge methodology, data and analysis, download a copy of the more in-depth 2012 CoreLogic Storm Surge report at MethodologyCoreLogic generates storm surge data using the company's comprehensive parcel database of property-level data for more than 131 million parcels nationwide.  After identifying a region's vulnerability to storm surge given on-shore and off-shore geographic attributes and population density, CoreLogic identifies all residential properties within a predicted storm surge area and analyzes it against the associated property value of each home.  About CoreLogicCoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider in the United States and Australia. Our combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources spans over 700 million records across 40 years including detailed property records, consumer credit, tenancy, hazard risk and location information.  The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, transportation and government.  We deliver value to our clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services.  Our clients rely on us to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in seven countries.  For more information, please visit the stylized CoreLogic logo are registered trademarks owned by CoreLogic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. No trademark of CoreLogic shall be used without the express written consent of CoreLogic.SOURCE CoreLogicFor further information: Lauren Salay, +1-202-232-6627,, or Andrea Hurst, +1-405-487-7721,