Hurricane Harvey is still affecting millions of people with torrential flooding and damage. It poured down rain and wind on over 13 million Americans so far.
Many of the hardest hit are in the nation’s 4th largest city, Houston, but millions have been rocked along the Gulf Coast.
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Harvey by the numbers, from ABC News:
20 trillion gallons: That’s the total amount of rain that fell on the Houston area since the storm made landfall, a staggering deluge that represents enough water to supply New York City’s needs for over five decades.
$125 billion: Texas Gov. Greg Abbot said his state will need federal relief money “far in excess” of that total, which would surpass Hurricane Katrina as the costliest storm in U.S. history.
51.88 inches: The amount of rain recorded at Cedar Bayou on the outskirts of Houston in just under five days, marking a new record for the heaviest rainfall for a storm in the continental U.S., according to the National Weather Service.
13 million: The estimated number of people directly affected as the storm heads from Texas into Louisiana with Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky all forecast to see rain and potential flooding in the coming days.
3: The number of times Harvey has made landfall since Friday — once as a hurricane and twice more as a tropical storm.
30,000 – 40,000: The estimated number of homes destroyed by floodwaters in and around Houston, according to Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.
32,000: The number of people in shelters across Texas, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.
325,000: People who have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as of Thursday, according to FEMA.
10,000: The number of people rescued by federal forces as of Thursday, FEMA said, plus countless other Good Samaritan rescues.
200,000: The estimated number of customers without power in Texas on Thursday.
900: The number of 911 calls coming in per hour at one point.
120,000: The number of residents without water in Beaumont, Texas, on Thursday.
24,000: The number of National Guard troops deployed to assist in relief efforts, including all of Texas’ members as well as some from other states. The Texas governor said these troops will be needed for months to search homes and restore the state to order.
80 tractor-trailer loads: Supplies of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies that FEMA said it delivered to Texas so far.
Source: ABC News