Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sobering Figures

Although this weblog is intended to allow me to vent about my personal experience with the storm I was startled to read in the morning paper these figures. It is sobering to realize how many families are affected. Each of those homes represent more than one person, so my story is not unique. My struggle is just one of many.

217,000: Louisiana homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
69,000: Mississippi homes destroyed by Katrina.
Compared to:
28,000: All homes destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
27,000: All homes destroyed by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004.