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The total economic impact (loss) to Harris County from Hurricane Ike is estimated to be $103.8 billion. Numbers are based on the Disaster Impact Model’s accumulation of loss in sales during the four quarters (2008 Q4 – 2009 Q3) following Hurricane Ike. Already considered the most costly storm to make landfall in Texas, Hurricane Ike’s true economic impacts to the region continue to be analyzed. In Harris County. the wholesale sector was impacted the hardest, experiencing an estimated $38.8 billion in losses alone.

Below are graphs representing the overall economic impact to Harris County as determined by the DIM. To view the impacts by industry sector, click on the industry sector below, then click on the specific industry.