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Hurricane Ike is estimated to have caused $29 billion in property damages, making Ike the 3rd costliest storm in U.S. history. However, the true economic impact of Hurricane Ike was considerably greater. The impact region alone suffered losses and downtime of infrastructure, food services, retail, manufacturing and utilities along with the displacement of workers, consumer and tourists. The Hurricane Ike Impact Study’s Disaster Impact Model (DIM) has calculated the total economic impact of Hurricane Ike for the 12 months immediately following the storm (2008Q4-2009Q3) to be an estimated $142 billion.

To view the overall economic impact for each county, click on the county name below.