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.

— -- 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.

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 FEMA Home Inspections Completed: 3,100

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

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

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