Iowa floods

Iowa counties map statistics from 2008 floods

Some numbers from the Iowa floods:

  • Fatalities from flooding: 3
  • Evacuees: Roughly 36,000 Iowans in 11 counties, including 25,000 in Cedar Rapids.
  • Counties declared presidential disaster areas: 18. A total of 83 counties area covered by a disaster declaration by Gov. Chet Culver.
  • Iowa National Guard soldiers deployed: 2,500
  • Sandbags: 4.8 million
  • Gallons of drinking water distributed:180,930
  • Acres of soybeans lost: 2 million
  • Acres of corn lost: 1.3 million
  • Tillable acres of farmland under water: 16 percent of the state’s 25 million acres.

via the Burlington Hawk Eye