Storm surge costs Florida’s real estate market billions of dollars, on average, every year.
And no county in the state suffers more from such damages than Lee County.
A 2020 analysis found that Lee County loses $400 million in damages from storm surge.
Forecasts show that number will gradually increase to $600 million in 2050.
Lee County is home to Cape Coral, the country’s most at-risk city for flood damage.
This year, flooding poses a threat to every property in Cape Coral, according to Flood Factor.