Hurricane Irma threatens to significantly damage 8.5 million Florida properties, study shows

This visible image of Category 4 Hurricane Irma was taken on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:37 a.m. EDT by the NOAA GOES East satellite. Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Hurricane Irma threatens to severely damage some 8.5 million properties in Florida, analytics firm CoreLogic showed.

“An estimated 8,456,455 residential and commercial properties in Florida are at either ‘Extreme,’ ‘Very High’ or ‘High’ risk of wind damage from Hurricane Irma,” the firm said in a statement Friday.

Meanwhile, another estimated 3,494,735 residential and commercial properties in the state have a chance of being damaged by the powerful Category 4 storm.

CoreLogic’s analysis does not incorporate any possible damage from inland flooding.  

The data includes homes that have four or fewer stories, duplexes, cabins, manufactured residences, mobile homes and “non-traditional home types.”

Meanwhile, Florida Power & Light estimated 9 million people out of 10 million who receive electricity from the utility company will lose power during the storm, the Sun Sentinel reported.