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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Hurricane Harvey by numbers: 8 dead and 30,000 need shelter

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

Men look for people wanting to be evacuated from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Dickinson, Texas
Men look for people wanting to be evacuated from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Dickinson, Texas

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.
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