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Statistically Speaking

Hurricane Katrina has left scars on millions of Southern citizens and the economy of the United States as a whole. Here are some facts about the catastrophe that you might not have heard on the news:

Total length of levees in New Orleans, in miles: 350

Percent of city covered in water at one point: 80

Approximate number of college students displaced by Katrina: 100,000

Lost daily oil output from the Gulf Coast, in barrels: 1.4 million

Amount of funding previously shifted from FEMA emergency preparedness to ODP counterterrorism:$800 million

Number of doctors Cuba offered in aid to U.S. for Katrina:1000