Floods, by the numbers

Saturday, March 29, 2008

1: person unaccounted for in Caruthersville

5: people who died in Missouri

5: number of American Red Cross shelters opened at peak of flooding

13: combined storm-related deaths as storms swept Kentucky, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri.

1: Southeast Missouri county (Bollinger) approved where individuals are eligible for federal disaster aid.

70: number of counties affected by the slow-moving storm system

19: number of counties with a disaster declaration

15.73: inches of precipitation in Southeast Missouri since March 1.

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