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An Early Assessment of Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Vulnerable Texans in the Gulf Coast Region: Their Voices and Priorities to Inform Rebuilding Efforts

Executive Summary
  1. Vox News, “The stunning price tags for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Explained,” September 18, 2017. https://www.vox.com/explainers/2017/9/18/16314440/disasters-are-getting-more-expensive-harvey-irma-insurance-climate

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Introduction
  1. Office of the Texas Governor, Commission to Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 10, November 2017. https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/commission-to-rebuild-texas-update-issue-10

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  2. The counties included in each cluster are: Cluster One: Harris County; Cluster Two (Surrounding Harris): Liberty, Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton, Colorado, Austin, Waller, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Walker counties; Cluster Three (Golden Triangle): Orange, Jefferson and Hardin; and Cluster Four (Coastal): Nueces, San Patricio, Refugio, Aransas, Calhoun, Victoria, Jackson, and Lavaca counties.

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  3. Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey data.

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Section 1: The Big Picture: Who Was Affected by Harvey and How?
  1. There were not enough higher-income Black residents in the sample to analyze.

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