More than 10,000 homes in the metro Baltimore region -- valued at a total of $3.5 billion -- are at risk for potential storm-surge damage, according to housing market analysis firm CoreLogic. 

"Hurricane-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," said CoreLogic, which made its forecast of at-risk properties based on the predicted track of Hurricane Sandy on Saturday.

Since CoreLogic's prediction, the storm's path has shifted north, but powerful storm surges are still predicted along the coastal Baltimore metro region. CoreLogic's assessment is also based on the assumption that Sandy will reach land at Category 1 strength, which it was predicted to do as of Monday morning.

In the coastal Mid-Atlantic states, CoreLogic has concluded that 284,000 homes valued at almost $88 billion are at risk for damage related to the storm-surge: 

StateNumber of Properties at RiskValue of Properties at Risk
Massachusetts21,770$7,761,235,023
Pennsylvania246$24,131,496
New York81,078$35,128,036,406
New Jersey75,314$22,601,229,263
Delaware8,894$2,069,493,600
Maryland30,131$8,983,837,253
Virginia66,544$11,311,646,410

Most of the homes theatened are in metropolitan areas. In eight major metro areas on the Atlantic Ocean, from Virginia to Massachusetts, more than 238,000 total properties valued at nearly $75 billion are at risk, according to CoreLogic:

Metro AreaNumber of Properties at RiskValue of Properties at Risk
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH10,491$2,959,837,038
Ocean City, NJ8,080$3,444,625,200
New York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA119,312$48,064,953,474
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ20,283$4,807,676,476
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD8,747$1,417,862,696
Washington-Arlington-Alexandra, DC-VA2,207$734,901,116
Baltimore-Towson, MD10,010$3,508,329,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC59,042$10,029,968,947

"The CoreLogic analysis measures damage from storm surge and does not include potential damage from wind and rain associated with hurricanes," the firm said in a statement Saturday.

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