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Storm Harvey: by the numbers
September 1, 2017 / 7:52 PM / in 3 months

Storm Harvey: by the numbers

(Reuters) - Rescuers pressed their search for survivors on Friday in areas still flooded a week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas. Here are the some of the numbers from one of the biggest natural disasters to hit the United States.

Rescue crews are seen with boats near flood waters brought by Tropical Storm Harvey in West Houston, Texas, U.S. August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

* More than 1 million people displaced.

 

* Record rainfall: 51.88 inches at Cedar Bayou, Texas, in just under five days.

 

* More than 250 shelters housing some 32,000 people.

 

* 14,000 National Guard mobilized.

 

* 21,000 federal workers mobilized.

 

* Federal disaster declarations in 33 Texas counties and five Louisiana parishes.

* In Texas: 779,000 mandatory evacuations; 980,000 voluntary evacuations.

 

* In Louisiana: 7,000 mandatory evacuations; 133,000 voluntary evacuations.

 

* Estimates of 911 calls coming in were as high as 900 per hour at one point.

 

* 440,000 Texans have registered for FEMA assistance so far.

* FEMA has approved $79 million in disaster assistance so far.

 

* About a quarter of U.S. refining capacity shut.

* U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry approved the release of up to 4.5 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in response to the impact from Harvey.

* The national average for a gallon of gasoline has risen to $2.519, its highest level since August 2015.

 

* Moody’s Analytics estimated the economic cost for southeastern Texas at $51 billion to $75 billion.

Sources: National Weather Service, FEMA, White House, Texas Governor’s Office. Houston Office of Emergency Management, Moody’s Analytics.

Compiled by New York newsroom; Editing by Bill Trott

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