FEMA by the Numbers - Hurricane Ike 9.11.08

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Release date: 
September 11, 2008
Release Number: 
3294-007

With Hurricane Ike threatening Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with its federal partners, is assisting the state by providing equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impact of the emergency. The following is a short list of items and approximate quantities currently requested or deployed to Texas to meet the needs of evacuees and threat of landfall in Texas:

  • 750,000    MEALS
  • 120,000   COMFORT / HYGIENE KITS
  • 290,000   BLANKETS
  • 160,000   COTS
  • 3000     SEATS ON MEDICAL EVACUATION VEHICLES
  • 500    PERSONNEL: FEMA & OTHER FEDERAL PARTNERS
  • 300    AMBULANCES
  • 30    MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TEAMS
  • 25    FIXED WING MEDICAL EVACUATION AIRCRAFT
  • 21    SEARCH & RESCUE BOAT TEAMS
  • 17    MOBILE DISASTER SUPPORT VEHICLES
  • 10    TEXAS SITES STAFFED WITH RESPONDERS
  • 10    URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS

FEMA is marshalling additional resources to meet anticipated requests.

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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