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EARTHQUAKE: THE LONG ROAD BACK : Damage Report

January 23, 1994

Here are some facts and figures on Monday's magnitude 6.6 earthquake:

* DEATHS: 55

* AFTERSHOCKS: Four aftershocks of the magnitude 3.0 range occurred Saturday. The aftershocks were felt most strongly in the San Fernando Valley. No new damage was reported.

* DAMAGE: Of more than 2,800 sites inspected, 1,600 structures--including residential buildings encompassing 7,421 dwelling units--were declared uninhabitable, totaling an estimated $460 million.

* INJURIES: More than 6,547 people were treated and released at hospitals; about 1,292 were admitted for care, and 216 remain in critical condition.

* ARRESTS: The Los Angeles Police Department has taken 239 people into custody in a five-day period. Most were general arrests and not for curfew violations or looting. On a typical day, there would be about 550 arrests.

* HOMELESS: Since the quake, the Salvation Army reportedly has fed about 185,000 people, supplied about 60,000 gallons of water to victims and provided shelter to 5,500 people. The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened its 13th shelter Saturday at the Kedren Community Mental Health Center, 4211 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles.

* NATIONAL GUARD: A total of 2,579 National Guard troops have been mobilized. The National Guard has committed more than 1,000 soldiers--in day and night shifts of 500--to conducting security patrols at shopping malls and selected sites in quake-damaged areas.

* UTILITIES: The Southern California Gas Co. will have more than 3,400 service personnel working in the heavily affected earthquake areas this weekend to turn on gas service. The company has found that there may be twice as many customers in earthquake areas without service as had been estimated. DWP crews concentrated on blackouts in scattered homes and blocks. As of Saturday, about 500 customers throughout the city still didn't have electricity as a result of broken connections and transformers. DWP lifted its boil water alert for the Sunland and Tujunga areas.

* TRANSIT: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority set up a line called the Westside Special to help commuters cope with the shutdown of the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10). Buses on Line 634 leave every 20 minutes during weekday morning and evening rush hours, or as demand warrants. The one-way fare is $1.50. Caltrans officials reopened all connectors between the Ventura (134) and Glendale (2) freeways Saturday. The interchanges were closed for one day. A commuter hot line, (800) 286-RIDE, has been set up to provide information on car pools, road closures and other information.

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