Share of U.S. territory defined as coastal by the federal government: 25 percent. Increase in Americans living in coastal areas since 1960: 63 percent.
Average home value in U.S. coastal vs. inland counties: $308,845(Ђ261,888) vs. $208,256(Ђ176,593).
How fast Florida's population grew between the year 2000 and 2004: 9 percent.
How much housing Florida built in its flood-prone coastal high hazard areas from 1990 to 2002: 212,000 units worth $53 billion (Ђ45 billion).
Record value of insured property lost in U.S. hurricanes this season: $54 billion (Ђ46 billion).
Estimated record loss from Hurricane Katrina: more than $40 billion (Ђ34 billion).
How much more frequent hurricanes were in the average season between 2000-2004 than they were during average season in history: 27 percent.
How much assets covered by federal flood insurance have expanded since 1978: 16 fold.
Federal flood payments made since 1978 in Florida's hurricane heartland Pensacola and other parts of Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, and Okaloosa County: about $650 million (Ђ551 million).
How many hurricanes struck that area during last two seasons: two. How many hurricanes did major damage in that area since 1995: four.
How many single-family houses were destroyed on Pensacola Beach during the past two hurricane seasons: 289 of 1,200. Drop in building permits in Pensacola area in first nine months of this year, compared to same period last year: 18 percent, AP reports. P.T.