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2005-09-24 11:04:07

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into evacuated towns and oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday, causing widespread damage and power outages and threatening heavy flooding. The powerful storm crashed into the U.S.

2005-09-24 09:48:23

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into evacuated towns and oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday, causing widespread damage and power outages and threatening heavy flooding. The powerful storm crashed into the U.S.

2005-09-24 08:34:53

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into the oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday with 100 mph winds and punishing rains that threatened widespread flooding.

2005-09-24 06:44:42

(Recasts, adds quotes, details) By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas, Sept 24 (Reuters - Hurricane Rita slammed into the oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday with 120 mph (193 kph) winds and punishing rains that threatened widespread flooding.

2005-09-24 03:47:12

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita roared in from the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, striking refinery row in Texas and Louisiana with 120 mph (193 kmh) winds and torrential rains.

2005-09-24 01:22:16

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - High winds and heavy rains lashed Texas and Louisiana on Saturday as Hurricane Rita crashed in from the Gulf of Mexico with a storm surge that was expected to swamp coastal towns in both states.

2005-09-23 08:55:00

The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying elderly people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire on a Texas highway, killing at least 20 along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said.

2005-09-23 07:59:41

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire a Texas highway, killing at least 20 people along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said.

2005-09-23 06:40:11

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Residents along hundreds of miles of the Gulf of Mexico coast braced on Friday for the arrival of Hurricane Rita, which threatened heavily populated stretches of Texas, already storm-battered Louisiana and the heart of the U.S. oil industry.

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2005-09-23 06:40:00

Hurricane Rita roared toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts early Friday, a major Category 4 storm that spurred a traffic-snarled exodus toward higher ground and fears it could cripple the heart of the nation's petrochemical industry. Forecasters said it appeared Houston and Galveston could avoid a direct hit.


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