Oral history project to chronicle human impact of Harvey

Staff Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — From residents to first-responders, thousands of Houstonians lost their homes and struggled to find shelter and resources after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in late August and triggered catastrophic flooding. The University of Houston's Center for Public History plans to document their stories.
The Houston Chronicle reports that in one of the center's largest oral history projects to date, "Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey," faculty, staff and students will conduct an estimated 300 interviews over the next three years to chronicle the human impact of the hurricane and record-breaking flood event.
Todd Romero, co-director of the project, said it will ultimately serve as an archive for future scholars and writers studying Houston. He said the project will provide scientists and engineers with an understanding of the human and community dimension when they consider ways to address issues that arise with severe weather events, like Harvey...To read more, pleas refer to our print or online edition.

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