Hurricane Harvey: By the numbers

Darrell and Jessica Anderson, with their daughters Lauren, 6, and Harper, 2, right, view floodwaters in Addicks Reservoir from a closed freeway in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The toll that Hurricane Harvey left on Houston is staggering. The Defender compiled numbers just to show why this storm was indeed ‘catastrophic.’

 

125 billion

(dollars) worth of damage done

72,000

people rescued

185,149

homes damaged or destroyed

43,000

in temporary shelter

215,000

students out of school in Houston

14,000

national guard activated

56,000

calls to 911 in 15 hours (avg 8,000 a day)

555,000

FEMA disaster assistance applications submitted

141

million already approved for FEMA assistance

51.88

inches of rain

27 trillion

gallons of water dumped

1961

The last time a Category 4 hurricane made landfall in the Texas

 

Source: FEMA, Houston Office of Emergency Management, National Weather Service