Gustav and Ike Recovery and Rebuilding
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, which impacted Louisiana on September 1 and 12, 2008:
caused 51 deaths
flooded 12,000 - 13,000 homes and damaged 150,000 - 300,000
caused an estimated $8 - $20 billion in physical damage
were responsible for more than $1 billion in public infrastructure damage
caused $2 - $7 billion in housing damages, including $1.7 billion in uninsured losses.
Gustave severely impacted 43 parishes; Ike severely impacted 14. The economic activity losses for both storms could reach a combined $5 billion.