By The Numbers: A Look At Flooding That Ravaged LA
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A look at the deadly flooding that has ravaged Louisiana:
— 8: The number of storm-related deaths since rain began falling Friday.
— More than 20,000: The number of people who have had to be rescued from their homes as floodwaters rose.
— More than 11,000: The number of people staying in shelters.
— More than 2,000: The number of evacuees staying at a large film studio complex that has been turned into a makeshift shelter.
— More than 500: The number of pets rescued.
— 48 hours: The amount of time a torrent of rain fell across parts of south Louisiana.
— More than 2 feet: The amount of rain that fell in two days in the town of Zachary, Louisiana.
— 8 inches: The amount of rain initially forecast on Thursday, with some higher totals possible in some areas.
— 12 percent: The portion of homes in hard-hit Baton Rouge covered by flood insurance; in Lafayette, which has also been hammered, the number is 14 percent.