#8. Lehigh Acres, Florida

- Properties at risk in 2020: 37,289 (30% of total properties in the city)

- Projected properties at risk in 2050: 39,844 (32% of total properties)

--- Projected 30-year change: 2,555 (6.9%)

Lehigh Acres in southwestern Florida took a direct hit in 2017 from Hurricane Irma, which knocked out power, downed trees, and flooded homes and streets. In 2020, the surrounding Lee County was awarded a federal grant of $7.1 million for flood resiliency spending. The money was intended to go toward drainage improvements such as sediment removal in the area’s canals and ditches.

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