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Liberty County is the only county in the study area whose overall economy grew following Hurricane Ike, gaining an estimated $169.8 million. Numbers are based on the Disaster Impact Model’s accumulation of 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 terms of losses, the manufacturing sector was impacted the hardest experiencing an estimated $277 million in losses.

Below are graphs representing the overall economic impact to Liberty 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.