Six years ago, Hurricane Harvey forever changed the Houston region. In four days, the storm dumped 50 inches of rain — claiming dozens of lives and causing an estimated $125 billion in damages. In months and years following the storm, the vast majority of Harris County residents supported policy action to mitigate the impact of future natural disasters.
In this conversation, fellow Edward M. Emmett and Rice faculty scholar Jim Blackburn explore a critical question: Is Houston ready for the next big storm? This episode was recorded on September 18, 2023.
Read the full report by Jim Blackburn: "Assessing Houston's Flood Vulnerability 6 Years After Harvey."
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