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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Hurricane Rita: The Morning After

AP reports:

Rita made landfall at 3:30 a.m. EDT as a Category 3 storm just east of
Sabine Pass, on the Texas-Louisiana line, bringing a 20-foot storm surge and
up to 25 inches of rain, the National Hurricane Center said. Within four
hours it had weakened to a Category 2 storm, with top winds of 100 mph, as
it moved further inland between Beaumont and Jasper, Texas.

There is an estimated 675,000 without power so far. There is also reports of downed trees and roofs coming off where the center of the storm hit, and a house with seven people came off its foundation and floated off (no word yet on the fate of the people in the house).

Update (hat tip Michelle Malkin):
Here's a photoblog of the aftermath in Houston.
Here's some blogging by citizens in the area.
According this picture, either that port-a-potty is well sheltered from the winds or its REALLY full: