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Stay Or Go: Homeowners Face A Difficult Decision After Harvey

In the wake of Harvey, Houston homeowners face a pivotal decision — stay or go. What do Houstonians need to know in order to make that decision?


Miguel Lameda removing flood damaged debris from a relative's home in the Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch neighborhood of Houston.


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Nearly a year after Harvey, many Houstonians are still making tough decisions. For home owners, that includes the pivotal choice of whether to stay where they are or go somewhere else. But where do you even begin making a decision like that?

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Phil Bedient. He's a professor of engineering at Rice University and director of the SSPEED Center (Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters).