Rita

Today, residents of Southeast Texas can look around at area homes, businesses, and landscape without noticing apparent signs of the damage that occurred during that massive, destructive storm 10 years ago. Though a handful of roof tarps and downed trees linger, the community appears largely healed.

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Hurricane evacuations

Hurricane Rita devastated the Gulf Coast and caused billions of dollars in damages in Texas when it swept through in 2005. Beaumont and Jefferson County were hard hit with hundreds displaced, and it has cost millions locally to repair damages and to rebuild Southeast Texas.

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