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.