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The financial impact of severe storms is typically quantified as property damages reported to insurance companies and FEMA. The problem with this method is that economic impacts are long-term, lasting months or even years as communities rebuild.

In order to understand the full economic impact of severe storms, TEEX partnered with Texas A&M to develop the Disaster Impact Model (DIM). The DIM captures local sales data in order to quantify losses at the county level. This data combined with case studies based on the experiences of community leaders, emergency managers and responders provide a more complete picture of the impacts of severe storms, and the lessons that can be learned from each storm experience.

The focus of this site is the economic impacts of Hurricane Ike. It includes graphs and information on the long-term financial impacts to eight counties in Texas and the personal stories of these communities and their recovery efforts.