Hurricane Harvey 2017


Hurricane Harvey yielded extensive damage across the Southern United States, especially Texas.

Researchers discovered that, on average, 75% of the chemicals detected in two measurements were found in higher concentrations immediately after the hurricane. People’s baseline exposure, however, was already high.
Oregon State University
The research team ran an large-area surveys of firms affected by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Harvey and found that for every dollar spent on resilience, firms avoided an average of $4.57 in business interruption losses.
Ohio State University

Using the 2017 Hurricane Harvey flood event as a test case, this study set up a series of sensitivity analyses to highlight three challenges associated with large‐scale flood inundation modeling, including (a) model parameterization, (b) errors in digital

Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)

This paper examines the link between property damage, flood insurance, and mortgage credit risk using a unique, loan-level database that combines post-disaster home inspection data, flood zone designations, and loan performance measures in the area

Journal of Housing Research (Taylor & Francis)

This paper proposes and tests a multilayer framework for simulating the network dynamics of inter-organizational coordination among interdependent infrastructure systems (IISs) in resilience planning. Inter-organizational coordination among IISs (such


This study quantifies how urbanization and climatological trends influenced flooding in the greater Houston region during Hurricane Harvey. The region – characterized by extreme precipitation events, low topographic relief, and clay-dominated soils – is

IOP Science