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Here in Southwest Florida, the Fort Myers-Cape Coral metro area ranks 6th nationally for the potential property loss from a storm surge, with more than 313,000 homes in the path of storm tide waters. The potential loss in Lee County exceeds $63 billion dollars.

In Collier County, the Naples metro area ranks 9th nationally for potential storm surge loss with an estimated 183,000 homes possibly affected with a value of over $40 billion dollars.

In a worst case scenario, a direct hit from a category five hurricane in the Fort Myers-Naples area could potentially bring property losses of over 100 billion dollars.