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Economic Costs of Hurricane Ian Include an Estimated $36.7 Billion Net Loss in US Output
Brief Published on September 30, 2022

On September 28, Hurricane Ian made landfall along the southwest Florida coast causing severe wind damage and flooding. The loss of life and human suffering is of paramount importance and should be the primary concern, as well as enormous emotional losses. In addition, the storm will have a significant impact on the economy, which could rise if there is significant additional damage in South Carolina.

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Preliminary Estimates of Economic Costs of the February 2021 Texas Winter Storm
Brief Published on February 25, 2021

The recent extreme winter weather is unprecedented in Texas. Records were shattered, and the demands on the power grid were exceptional. When brutal conditions took down about 40% of generation capacity (wind turbines and conventional plants alike), disaster struck. Most people had to deal with power outages (sometimes for days in freezing temperatures) and millions had no water (again for an extended period).

What is the relevance of the Water Resources Development Act?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 12, 2022

Dr. Perryman describes the importance of the bill for funding the "Ike Dike" to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes. 

What was the economic impact of the 2021 winter storm?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 10, 2022

Dr. Perryman describes how winter storm Uri affected the Texas economy and what we have learned in the last year. 

Why did Texas lose jobs during February?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 29, 2021

Dr. Perryman breaks down the factors that led to this somewhat surprising data point and what it means going forward. 

What are The Perryman Group's latest estimates of the economic impact of the winter storm that impacted Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 24, 2021

Dr. Perryman provides an overview of his firm's findings. 

How has the recent winter storm affected the Texas economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 17, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the economic impacts that accompany such an extreme weather event.