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Global Sea Ice Extent

September 17th Data:

Arctic Sea Ice: 1.2 Million km

Antarctic Sea Ice: 1.5 million km

Net Global Sea Ice Deviation: 0.3 million km

A Look at How Katrina Affected Louisiana

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POPULATION: An estimated 189,000 New Orleans residents have returned, compared with around 500,000 pre-Katrina.

DEATHS: At least 1,080 in Louisiana.

MISSING: Nearly 2,000 listed as missing by the Find Family National Call Center.

DESTROYED HOUSES: More than 215,000. Total housing units lost, including apartments, is 1,847,181.

PROPERTY AND INFRASTRUCTURE LOSSES: $75 billion to $100 billion.

DEBRIS: Katrina created 60.3 million cubic yards; 32.1 million cubic yards had been removed as of February.

BUSINESSES: Of 81,000 impacted businesses, 42,000 have fully reopened; 18,700 were destroyed.

TAX REVENUE: $549 million lost (including gambling, sales and income taxes.)

SCHOOLS: More than 835 schools damaged statewide. Only 20 out of 128 public schools have reopened in New Orleans; 83,821 of 244,608 college students statewide were displaced. Of the displaced college students, only 16,480 have re-enrolled in state.

JOBS: More than 220,000 jobs lost.

WETLANDS: More than 100 square miles of wetland destroyed by storm surge.

HOSPITALS: Katrina closed eight of 16 hospitals in the New Orleans area, reducing the number of hospital beds from 4,083 to 1,760.

ELECTRICITY: A total of 189,000 households and businesses received electricity from Entergy New Orleans pre-Katrina, compared with between 65,000 to 70,000 today.

GAS: A total of 145,000 customers in New Orleans received natural gas service from Entergy New Orleans before Katrina. Between 40,000 to 45,000 are using the service today.

ESTIMATED DAMAGE TO POWER INFRASTRUCTURE: $275 million in infrastructure repairs in New Orleans.



Source URL: http://www.newsday.com/news/...sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

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