Though Hurricane Matthew failed to make landfall in the continental U.S., its path brought strong winds, heavy rain and flooding to much of the Southeast Coast.
Matthew’s path of destruction impacted several of the 10 cities that stand to suffer the most home property damage if a hurricane hits, according to CoreLogic, a real estate data provider.
The majority of American cities most prone to hurricane damage lie along the Florida coast, according to the firm. Florida is represented on the list by six entries: two on its Atlantic Ocean coastline and four along its Gulf of Mexico coastline.
Hurricane Matthew caused $10 billion in damages, estimates CoreLogic, a small fraction of the $1.5 trillion in property at direct risk for hurricane damage along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
For its analysis, CoreLogic examined the risk of a hurricane-driven storm surge for homes along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines across 19 states and the district of Columbia, as well as for 88 metro areas.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated this list represents the cities most prone to be hit by a hurricane.
No. 10 Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville has 166,709 homes that could be damaged by a hurricane-driven storm surge, and they are valued at $35.8 billion. Hurricane Matthew passed very close to Jacksonville, causing major flooding to the area. The city’s last direct hit was by Hurricane Dora in 1964.