One Year After the Storm: Texas Gulf Coast Residents’ Views and Experiences with Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Executive Summary
  1. National Hurricane Center, Tropical Cyclone Report, May 2018. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL092017_Harvey.pdf

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Introduction
  1. FEMA, Housing Assistance Data, accessed July 2018. https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34758

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  2. Rebuild Texas, Recovery Tracker, accessed July 2018. https://www.rebuildtexas.today/recovery-tracker/

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

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Section 1: Recovery Experiences Among Residents Affected by Harvey
  1. L Hamel, J Firth, M Brodie, New Orleans Ten Years After The Storm: The Kaiser Family Foundation Katrina Survey Project. https://www.kff.org/report-section/new-orleans-ten-years-after-the-storm-section-4/

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  2. The survey used questions to determine the likely immigration status of respondents by asking those who were born outside the U.S. whether they were a permanent resident (i.e. had a green card) when they came to the U.S. or if their status had been changed to permanent resident since arriving. In the current survey, 9 percent of residents in the 24-county area, including 23 percent of Hispanics, said they have not been granted permanent resident status, indicating that they are likely to be undocumented immigrants.

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Section 2: Views on Priorities and Preparedness Among Residents Overall
  1. The Texas Tribune, Federal government approves Texas plan for long-term Harvey recovery funds, June 2018. https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/25/hurricane-harvey-long-term-recovery-funds-approved-federal-government/

     

     

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