By the numbers: The Great Flood

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Piles of debris in Kingstree, S.C. Photo by Linda W. Brown.

Here is a look at the impact of the flood based on available data as of Oct. 23, 2015:

Meals served through Oct. 22: 1,506,973 by these four agencies:

  • Harvest Hope Food Bank, 1,154,518 meals
  • Lowcountry Food Bank: 328,558 meals
  • American Red Cross: 70,759 meals; 75,866 snacks
  • Salvation Army: 53,138 meals; 48,921 drinks; 41,658 snacks

Number of nonprofit emergency response vehicles: 45 each by American Red Cross and Salvation Army

Overnight stays via the American Red Cross: 4,748

People receiving emotional and spiritual care from Salvation Army:       2,254

Bridges still closed across S.C.: 37

Roads closed: 103 roads

Number of FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers: 23 across the state. Find a center near you.

Dollars approved by FEMA for individuals and households:  $45,236,497.29 from 14,541 applications.  Numbers are updated here.

Calls for help via 2-1-1: More than 20,000 this month; At least 40,000 calls expected by the end of the month — twice the usual amount.

Rivers still at flood stage: 1, the Waccamaw.

Number of National Guard members on recovery duty: 1,300. They are working in security and relief capacities. At the peak of disaster response, about 4,000 guardsmen were on special duty.

Shelters open: 1, Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce. As people have found lodging, dozens of shelters have been closed.

Cubic yards of debris removed since Oct. 12: 20,673 in 430 truckloads, according to S.C. Department of Transportation figures. Note:   The figures may not include debris removed by municipalities.

SOURCES: S.C. Emergency Management Division, United Way Association of South Carolina.


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