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  • The research detailed in this report aims to better understand the impact of Hurricane Harvey on food access in Harris County and Southeast Texas. This report summarizes how disruptions to critical infrastructure (i.e. transportation, water, electricity, buildings, and communications) impacted the functioning of food suppliers and how that change in functioning affected food access. The findings indicate that infrastructure failures, especially transportation and electricity, negatively affect food access. This report highlights the importance of non-infrastructure factors, such as impacts to people, in helping to understand changes in food access that occur after a disaster. This research contributes to the fields of natural hazard research and food access by providing newly developed survey tools. These tools can be applied to future research on the intersection of critical infrastructure interruption and their effect on food suppliers ability to provide food access to communities. This archive includes the report, project management files, and code required to fully replicate all figures and tables.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rosenheim, N., Peacock, W., Williams, A., Lane, G., Watson, M., Sullivan, E., Katare, A., & Kastor, H.

complete list of authors

  • Rosenheim, Nathanael||Peacock, Walter||Williams, Abrina||Lane, Gina||Watson, Maria||Sullivan, Emily||Katare, Anjali||Kastor, Hannah

Book Title

  • Food Access Impact Survey for Harris County and Southeast Texas after Hurricane Harvey in 2017

publication date

  • March 2021