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Van Zandt, Xiao research links home, business disaster recovery

HRRC research links home, business disaster recovery

posted September 26, 2012
Relief efforts after a natural disaster should include local businesses as well as households, because “one can’t return without the other,” said researchers at the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center investigating Galveston’s recovery after 2008’s Hurricane Ike.
Peacock, Brody outline Texas’ hazard vulnerability in Eagle

Eagle quotes profs on state’s vulnerability

posted September 19, 2012
Due to the destruction of natural resources and poor community planning efforts, Texas remains extraordinarily vulnerable to hurricane damage, said two Texas A&M urban planning professors in an Aug. 28 Bryan-College Station Eagle report as Hurricane Isaac barreled through the Gulf of Mexico.
Study eyes economic impact of Lake Conroe's lowering levels

Study eyes how lower Lake Conroe levels impact economy

posted August 14, 2012
Ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., groundwater-dependent Montgomery County, Texas is confronted with a looming water crisis threatening future growth, according to a study by urban planners at Texas A&M University.
HRRC eyes why hazard planning has not mitigated vulnerabilities

HRRC examining implementation of local hazard plans

posted August 2, 2012
Researchers at Texas A&M's Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center are investigating why the proliferation of hazard mitigation planning by local governmental agencies in disaster prone regions along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts has not significantly reduced their vulnerability.