February 22, 2019
CitizensNet: First Hurricane Harvey Report Highlights Mental, Physical Health and Housing Impact
Nearly two-thirds of people who participated in the Hurricane Harvey Registry say they’ve been unable to stop thinking about the storm in its aftermath, according to the initial results from the Hurricane Harvey Registry initial report. This information, including data on income loss, vehicle damage, displacement, debris and physical health, was outlined in a news conference at Houston City Hall on Feb. 21.
Since launching in April 2018, the Hurricane Harvey Registry, a first in-the-nation effort, has registered more than 13,500 individuals in the region, capturing the living environments and experiences of more than 40,000 residents.
However, there is still a need to make sure that all communities are represented as public health solutions are being formulated. Whether you flooded or not, if you were in the region during Harvey, please share your experience. Together, we can shape public health solutions, uncover previously unknown effects and disparity, and better prepare the entire region for future storms.
To read the report and add your own Harvey experience to the registry, visit harveyregistry.rice.edu.