FEMA by the Numbers: Looking at the Texas Emergency Declaration Response

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Release date: 
September 4, 2008
Release Number: 
3290-002

When Hurricane Gustav threatened the Gulf Coast, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with its federal partners, stood ready to assist the state of Texas and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. The following is a short list of items and the quantities that were deployed to Texas to meet the needs of evacuees and threat of landfall in Texas:

  • 855,760    MEALS READY TO EAT (MREs)
  • 100,000   COMFORT / HYGIENE KITS
  • 41,000    BLANKETS
  • 16,600    COTS
  • 17,000    LITERS OF WATER
  • 3,360     MEDICAL CARE BEDS STAFFED BY 12 TEAMS
  • 600    PERSONNEL: FEMA & OTHER FEDERAL PARTNERS
  • 15    TEXAS SITES STAFFED WITH RESPONDERS
  • 10     SPECIALITY MEDICAL RESPONSE TEAMS
  • 9    URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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