– Properties at risk in 2020: 111,237 (86% of total properties in the city)
– Projected properties at risk in 2050: 126,436 (97% of total properties)
— Projected 30-year change: 15,199 (13.7%)
Some 400 miles of canals crisscross Cape Coral, which was built on drained swampland. Most of its residents live in what is designated a Special Flood Hazard Area by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It refers to land that has about a 1% chance of flooding in any given year. Building owners must buy flood insurance policies.