Over 2,600 People in Shelters in Louisiana: The Latest on Flood Recovery, by the Numbers

The latest data from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency.

ByEMILY SHAPIRO
August 23, 2016, 11:38 AM

— -- Over 2,600 people remain in shelters in Louisiana as President Barack 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

PHOTO: Getting out ahead of the flood, Michael Tramonte and Nikki Conger clear their possessions from their house on Watters Road, south of Hwy. 22 and east of Pontchatoula, Louisiana, as storms pound Tangipahoa Parish, Aug. 12, 2016.
Getting out ahead of the flood, Michael Tramonte and Nikki Conger clear their possessions from their house on Watters Road, south of Hwy. 22 and east of Pontchatoula, Louisiana, ahead of the coming flooding Tangipahoa River as storms pound Tangipahoa Parish, Aug. 12, 2016.
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Number of People in Shelters: 2,634

PHOTO: Evacuees stay at a shelter setup in the The Baton Rouge River Center arena while the area deals with the record flooding, Aug. 19, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Evacuees stay at a shelter setup in the The Baton Rouge River Center arena while the area deals with the record flooding, Aug. 19, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Number of People Rescued: 30,000

PHOTO: Bryce Richard, Nick Rome and Blake Waguespack (L-R) wait in the boat for a friend to check out her flooded house, on Aug. 18, 2016, in Sorrento, Louisiana.
Bryce Richard, Nick Rome and Blake Waguespack (L-R) wait in the boat for a friend to check out her flooded house, on Aug. 18, 2016, in Sorrento, Louisiana.
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Number of Pets Rescued: More Than 3,300

PHOTO: Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue from flood waters, Aug. 15, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue from flood waters, Aug. 15, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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PHOTO: A dog wanders through a flooded neighborhood, Aug. 16, 2016, in Gonzales, Louisiana.
A dog wanders through a flooded neighborhood, Aug. 16, 2016, in Gonzales, Louisiana.
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Number of State Highways Closed: 40

PHOTO: Standing water closes roads, Aug. 20, 2016, in Sorrento, Louisiana.
Standing water closes roads, Aug. 20, 2016, in Sorrento, Louisiana.
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PHOTO: This Aug. 14, 2016 image from video provided by the Louisiana Army and Air National Guard shows floodwaters surrounding a road sign in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This Aug. 14, 2016 image from video provided by the Louisiana Army and Air National Guard shows floodwaters surrounding a road sign in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Number of Federal Emergency Management Agency Registrants: 110,509

Number of FEMA Home Inspections Completed: 3,100

Number of National Flood Insurance Program Claims Filed: 25,636

PHOTO: Brad Gilbert, left, helps his friend Mike Abel with his flooded business in Amite, Louisiana, picking up anything that is salvageable before the water gets higher, Aug. 12, 2016.
Brad Gilbert, left, helps his friend Mike Abel with his flooded business in Amite, Louisiana, picking up anything that is salvageable before the water gets higher, Aug. 12, 2016.
Ted Jackson/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP

Amount of Homeowner Assistance Approved: $55 Million, With $20 Million Distributed

PHOTO: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a press conference to update the public on FEMA's disaster recover and temporary housing programs, on Aug. 19, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a press conference to update the public on FEMA's disaster recover and temporary housing programs, on Aug. 19, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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