Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Tuesday list

NUMBERS:


Red Cross, shelters: Some 356 shelters open in nine states.

More than 49,000 people are living in shelters around the state.
Another 47,000 have been moved out of state to temporary housing.

Total: 96,000
Population of Longmont, Colorado: 71,093


More than 12,000 Guardsmen operating in devastated areas.

Number of National Guard troops, police officers and military reserves dispatched to New York for the 2004 Republican National Convention: 14,000

Points of distribution have been set up and staffed by Guardsmen, the Texas Forestry Service and parish volunteers: 20

Guardsmen have distributed:
More then 620,000 bottles of water
More than 320,000 meals

The Office of Family Support as accepted nearly 90,000 emergency food stamp applications during a 60-hour time period.

Amount by which Bush's 2006 budget would cut the USDA Food Stamp program: $1 billion

An estimated 18,000 people have been rescued.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has 500 boats and 400 employees working on the hurricane response.

At least 11,500 evacuees are being housed in shelters set up at campuses across the state.


(my additions in italics)

2 comments:

  1. here's something else you can add to yr list - twelve. twelve is the number of hurricane-style storms expected thru the rest of the season.

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  2. Good powerful post - riffing on my favourite part of Time magazine's "Notebook" section.

    I wonder if Time Warner might actually include some of these numbers?

    And might a comparison also be made with hurricane preparedness in Florida?

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