(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Over 2,600 people remain in shelters in Louisiana as President Obama prepares to visit the southeastern part of the state today, which was devastated by deadly flooding that unexpectedly swept through towns and overpowered neighborhoods.
Twenty-four schools districts were closed at some point as a result of the flooding, according to the Louisiana Department of Education.
Here is the latest on more flood recovery by the numbers, according to Mike Steele of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Number of Houses so Damaged That Residents Are Displaced: 60,646
Number of People in Shelters: 2,634
Number of People Rescued: 30,000
Number of Pets Rescued: More Than 3,300
Number of State Highways Closed: 40
Number of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Registrants: 110,509
Number of FEMA Home Inspections Completed: 3,100
Number of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Claims Filed: 25,636
Amount of Homeowner Assistance Approved: $55 Million, With $20 Million Distributed
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