Paper this morning asserts the 'costs' will certainly exceed $200 billion, will most probably reach $300 billion.
Cost the first week was $2 Billion daily for emergency relief, shelter, food for victims, but that's dropped to only $1 Billion daily. MRE's are a lot more expensive than your average pot of beans and cornbread, which hopefully is what's being provided now. Not so many unhealthy additives, tastes better and is a lot more filling and nutritious.
I suppose the good news is that the various billions per day and ultimate cube-values of that in final costs doesn't exist, except on paper. Add a few hundred billion deficit to a trillion and the net result barely gets noticed. The government can just print up a lot of new paper bills and pay it off likkedy-split.
Nature's clever when it teams up with human folly, but not half so clever as accountants and government counterfieters when it comes to shell games with money that doesn't exist.
Who says you can't fool Mother Nature?