The Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management office has released a by-the-numbers look at the response to Ike.
It's pretty random, but numbers are real, man. So here they are:
2,400 special-needs residents were moved by Metro
1,125,750 gallons of water were distributed at PODs
2.8 million MREs were distributed at PODs (That's a lot of MREs never to be eaten, we're guessing)
220 rescues by the Coast Guard. (Pre-storm: 103 humans, six dogs; post-storm 107 humans, four dogs)
10.5 million pounds of ice distributed
Over 300 news releases put out
-- Richard Connelly
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