Hurricane Katrina Disaster Statistics

Hurricane Katrina Statistics Data
Total number of homes destroyed 353,000
Total number of deaths 1,833
Percent of deaths caused by drowning 40 %
Percent of deaths caused by injury 25 %
Percent of deaths caused by heart conditions 11 %
Total damage caused $180,000,000,000
Total number of displaced people in the Gulf region 1,092,000
Total number of people housed in shelters at their peak 273,000
Katrina Insurance and Federal Aid Statistics Data
Insurance companies paid out $41,100,000,000
Total amount paid out by The National Flood Insurance Program $16,300,000,000
Total number of insurance claims 1,700,000
Percent of financial losses that occurred in Louisiana 63 %
Percent of financial losses that occurred in Mississippi 33 %
FEMA relief payments that the Government Accountability Office later deemed improper or fraudulent $1,000,000,000
New Orleans Katrina Statistics Data
Total homes destroyed 100,000
Number of residents before Katrina 483,663
Number of residents immediately after Katrina 200,000
Relief efforts have brought the population up to 378,715
Percent of the city that was flooded 80%
Budget amount congress set aside to rebuild the cities levee $14,000,000,000
Fatalities by State Fatalities
Alabama 2
Florida 14
Georgia 2
Louisiana 1,577
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: FEMA, Insurance Information Institute, The Data Center, U.S. Census Bureau
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 6, 2016

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