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HURRICANE KATRINA By the numbers


Published: Sun, September 11, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.


A look at key numbers compiled by The Associated Press that reflect the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:
Death toll: Deaths reported by state and local officials as of Saturday:
Alabama: 2.Florida: 14.Georgia: 2.Louisiana: 154.Mississippi: 211.Total: 383.
Federal aid: Congress has approved $62.3 billion for relief and recovery, with billions more expected to be needed in months and years to come. Federal government is spending more than $1 billion a day on relief effort.
National Guard: National Guard has deployed 50,000 troops: Louisiana has more than 30,000; Mississippi more than 15,000; and Alabama about 800. About 17,000 active-duty troops also have been sent to the area.
Census Bureau statistics: Estimated 9.7 million residents of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi experienced hurricane-force wind. About 2.1 million people in those three states lived below the poverty level. About 4.9 million people, or about 41 percent of the population, lived in coastal areas.
Utilities: As of Saturday, more than 427,000 Louisiana customers still had no power, said state emergency officials. More than 2,600 had no power in Mississippi, said the utility Entergy. Estimated 24,000 Louisiana customers lacked natural gas service, and about 500,000 had no phone service.
Economic losses: Paul Getman, chief executive officer of Economy.com, estimates economic losses at $175 billion, including damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure, as well as disrupted economic activity and larger energy bills.
Economy.com estimates that consumer prices in the second half of the year will increase by 3.2 percent on an annualized basis. That's up from a pre-hurricane estimate of a 2.5-percent increase.
Insurance: Katrina could cost the insurance industry up to $60 billion in claims, a leading risk assessment firm, Risk Management Solutions of Newark, Calif., said Friday. Estimates by other risk modeling firms range from $17 billion to $25 billion. In today's dollars, Hurricane Andrew in 1992 caused nearly $21 billion in insured losses.
Oil and energy: Facilities in the Gulf region account for 1.5 million barrels a day, or 29 percent of domestic oil production. Natural-gas prices could increase as much as 71 percent in parts of the United States this fall, raising the prospect of higher home heating costs this winter, according to the Energy Department.
Domestic oil production should return to just under 5.4 million barrels a day in November, the level before Katrina, the Energy Department said.
Historic firsts: For the first time in 159 years, Mexican Army troops arrived on U.S. soil, part of a plan to spend up to a month in San Antonio, home of the Alamo, to help evacuees. It is Mexico's first disaster mission to the United States, and the first Mexican military unit to operate on U.S. soil since 1846.
United States asked NATO to help transport European aid to areas hit by Katrina. It would be the first time the NATO Response Force has been used for a humanitarian mission.
United States accepted a United Nations offer of help. It is the first time since UNICEF was founded in 1946 that the United Nations has been asked to assist with an emergency in the United States.
Compiled by the Associated Press News Research Center and AP Graphics


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