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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Katrina Rescue/shelter Numbers.

More Than 182,000 People Rescued Sep 06 3:46 PM US/Eastern

By The Associated Press

Highlights as of 1 p.m., Sept. 6, 2005, of the federal rescue effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to information released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Rescues performed 32,000
Shelters 559
People housed in shelters 182,000
FEMA responders 7,000
U.S. Coast Guard personnel 4,000
National Guard personnel 43,000
Active Duty Military 15,000
MREs provided (meals) 11.3 million
Water provided (liters) 18 million
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
On the Net: www.fema.gov.

Here is a source for updated satellite pictures by NOAA. It has a map interface of the gulf area. You can click a square on the map to see satellite images by area.

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