Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Let's play the number game, again!

Metro New Orleans

Population
Before Katrina: 1,319,589
Now: 929,554 (-30 %)

Unemployment
Before: 5.8%
Now: 17.5%

Open business
Before: 81,000
Now: 62,436 (20,368 opened partially)

FEMA trailers
Requested: 64,791
Occupied: 19,300


Public libraries
Before: 54
Now: 30

Hospitals
Before: 20
Now: 12

Hospital beds
Before: 4,000
Now: 1,700

Psych beds (in New Orleans only)
Before: N/A
Now: 4

Hotels
Before: 265
Now: 100

Hotel rooms
Before: 38,338
Now: 27,000 (many occupied by displaced residents)

1 comment:

Bill said...

Here's a scary figure I heard on a TV show last week concerning post-Katrina suicides of prominent Nawlins' citizens:

Number of daily calls to local suicide hot line before Katrina: 150
After Katrina: 900