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We're now also dealing with catastrophic conditions in southeast Texas. I last announced that we had 12,000 national guard members activated, that number has been increased to 14,000. We're also coordinating with the National Guard bureau to deploy an additional 10,000 National Guard who are being deployed here from other states.
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So that will take us up to a total of approximately 24,000 National Guard who will be deployed here in the state of Texas. There are more than 32,000 people currently in shelters in the state. When you look at comparisons, the population, size and square mile size of the area impacted both by the hurricane swop and the flooding.
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It's far larger than Katrina, far larger than sandy. Katrina funding was well over a 100 billion. If we go on a parallel standard it should be far in excess of that amount.