Deadly storms slam Texas, Oklahoma: A breakout of the numbers

Huge storms have been battering Texas and Oklahoma for several days, causing dangerous flooding in dozens of counties.

Rain-swollen rivers bursting from their banks swept away cars and destroyed streets across Texas over Memorial Day weekend, while heavy storms and tornadoes kept residents in Oklahoma on edge.

A snapshot of the destruction:

20

The total number of deaths reported as of Wednesday in Texas and Oklahoma from the recent flooding and tornadoes. Victims include Alyssa Renee Ramirez, 18, of Devine, Texas, who was driving home from her prom on Saturday when her car was trapped in a wall of water, the local ABC affiliate reported. An unidentified boy's body was recovered Wednesday from the Blanco River in rural Hays County. Authorities just across the border in Mexico are searching for victims in Ciudad Acuña, where a tornado Monday killed 13 people and left at least five others missing.

4,000

The estimated number properties in Houston that may have significant damage, according to Mayor Annise Parker. The footprint of destruction extends from the Houston area to Austin and north to Dallas, with thousands of residents displaced.

46

The number of Texas counties in a state of disaster declared by Gov. Greg Abbott, who has called for additional state resources to assist in recovery efforts. (Texas has 254 counties.) More than two dozen shelters have been set up for victims of the flooding across the state. In Houston, city officials activated an emergency operations center and delayed some employee start times, declaring a high-level emergency for the first time since Hurricane Ike in 2008, though conditions were easing on Wednesday.

77

The number of Oklahoma counties under a state of emergency declared by Gov. Mary Fallin, which covers the entire state.

20

The number of high-water rescues that have taken place in the Austin area, according to local officials.

A motorist is trapped by high water in Waco, Texas, on Monday. (Rod Aydelotte / Waco Tribune Herald)

12

The number of people considered missing in Hays County, Texas, after floodwaters from the Blanco River tore through the area. Some of the missing were staying at a house near the banks of the Blanco in Wimberley, about 38 miles southwest of Austin, that was ripped from its foundation.

11

Rainfall in inches recorded in parts of Houston on Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

215,000

The number of students in the Houston Independent School District who had the day off Tuesday after the district canceled classes while flood cleanup in much of the city continues. On Wednesday the school district reopened.

100,000

The number of gallons of wastewater that spilled from a sewage treatment plant because of flooding of Brays Bayou in Houston, according to local officials. As of Wednesday the spill had been contained, the city’s Department of Public Works and Engineering said.


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UPDATES

Wednesday, 9:04 p.m.: This story has been updated with the information that a boy's body had been located in rural Hays County.

Wednesday, 11:19 a.m.: This story has been updated with an additional number of deaths.

Wednesday, 9:17 a.m.: This story has been updated with additional details, including information on a wastewater spill in Houston.

9:25 p.m.: This story has been updated with information on the fourth person confirmed dead in Houston.

6:56 p.m.: This story has been updated with new figures throughout.

1:15 p.m.: This story was updated with the state of disaster emergency declared in Oklahoma.

12:44 p.m.: This story was updated with a Houston rainfall figure.

11:35 a.m.: This story was updated with new figures on those missing in the floods

The first version of this story was published at 9:52 a.m.

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