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International Recovery Platform

Eye of the Storm

This report of the commission describes how the state of Texas responded to the disaster, and how Texans began the long road to recovery. The report is the product of months of effort by the commission and its many partners, based on hundreds of hours of interviews and after-action reports. It provides a detailed account of the storm and offers recommendations for improving response to future disasters. The enormous toll on individuals, businesses and public infrastructure from Hurricane Harvey provided a wakeup call underlining the urgent need to "future-proof" the Gulf Coast and indeed all of Texas against future disasters. This report includes the commission's recommendations about how we can begin this process.

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