The storm has dumped somewhere between 9 and 11 trillion gallons of rain - and this number is expected to double by the end of the week
Hurricane Harvey by numbers: 8 dead and 30,000 need shelter
As hurricane Harvey continues to dump historic rainfall levels on the Houston area for the third day in a row, the numbers of those affected and needing assistance had sharply risen by Monday evening.
According to the official data and reports from the state, these are the latest counts:
- At least eight have been confirmed dead by the storm according to Texas officials on Monday
- The storm has dumped somewhere between 9 and 11 trillion gallons of rain - and this number is expected to double by the end of the week.
- 30,000 are in need of shelter according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- FEMA estimates 450,000 will ask for assistance when the flood recedes, out of 13 million who have been declared under flood watches or in warning areas.
- FEMA deployed one million meals, one million liters of water to Texas.
- 316,000 power outages have been reported across the affected areas, and 2,000 people have been rescued since Saturday.
- 12,000 guard members are being deployed in response to Harvey.
- 911 received around 56,000 calls for help since Saturday.
- Wind gusts reached highest of 130 mile per hour as reported by the Weather channel.