State releases new ice storm numbers

February 20, 2009 

Government officials have released a "by-the-numbers" look at last month's devastating ice storm in Kentucky.

According to the report, preliminary disaster assessments totaled $115 million; there were 36 fatalities; 987,810 meals and 1.9 million liters of water were delivered to disaster victims; 500 cots and 1,000 blankets were delivered; and 220 shelters served 7,009 people at the storm's peak. In addition, 4,900 miles of roadway were affected by the storm.

The report says that emergency management agencies in 10 other states helped out and 25 volunteer organizations from 15 states offered help.

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