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