DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back to late September of 2005, there was quite a serious situation getting ready to unfold across much of Southeast Texas and the greater western Gulf Coast region. With Hurricane Rita bearing down the Gulf Coast, with the potential for extensive damage existing anywhere from far southern Texas and on over towards southwestern Louisiana, there was a major concern for serious large-scale destruction and long-term impacts on day-to-day life! In the graphic above, you can clearly see how the days leading up to the landfall of Rita were clearly beyond oppressive and not ideal for high-density population evacuation procedures as were needed at the time!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz