How Post-Disaster Data Can Inform Planning

What You'll Learn

  • Learn about important disaster research conducted post-Hurricane Harvey.
  • Explore new planning tools that can help communities incorporate resilience into long-range plans and policies.
  • Understand how data needs shaped the way one community responded to and is planning for disasters.

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On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall at the small town of Rockport, Texas, before moving up the coast to Houston. Texas A&M University and Texas Sea Grant researchers and staff have worked with Rockport to support planning capacity since the disaster. The team soon embarked on updating the city’s outdated comprehensive plan with the goal of weaving the theme of resilience into it.

The panel will discuss the data needs and challenges revealed through this planning process and will describe tools they used to better integrate planning documents, policies, and data. Research conducted on local enforcement of substantially damaged properties informed the city's data needs going forward. This research reveals how unprepared many communities are at collecting data post-disaster and the actions cities should take in advance.

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