Hurricane Rita

  • News

    October 26, 2005

    Casualty of War

    No peace at the Pioneer Press

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2005

    Houston freeways: Cadillac Ranch, the SUV edition

    Hurricane Rita's jog to the north last Friday was lucky not just for those who stayed in Galveston and Houston but likewise for those who tried to flee, only to find themselves stuck on Texas interstates. From Wednesday onward, gas stations in the Houston area and all along the main routes north and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2005

    As Rita approaches, water pours over New Orleans levees again

    According to WWL-TV in New Orleans, a flash flood warning has been put into effect for parts of Orleans and St. Bernard Parish, as well as areas of the Ninth Ward. Rain from Hurricane Rita has begun pouring over the patched levees in the form of a waterfall at least 30 feet wide. On the street runni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2005

    Fatalities mount prior to Rita reaching land

    A passenger bus carrying hurricane evacuees from a Bellaire nursing home exploded into flames near Dallas killing at least 24 senior residents of Brighton Gardens and injuring several others. A mechanical problem caused the blaze and a passenger's oxygen tank caught fire. The medical examiners of Fo ... More >>