posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 01:55 AM
I had to take care of my family and other things. I have to say that I am in a bit of awe how dedicated people have been in updating this forum.
It makes my heart proud to be a member. I have just finished reading the pages of info that I missed. I am glad that Rita's winds have died down,
even though they are still strong enough to cause havock. I am anxious to see if she does stall out and return to the gulf.(Remember Ivans two step
Here is a Yahoo story that gives a good summary of pretty much everything that has been going on concerning Rita. news.yahoo.com...
And here is a brief report from the weather channel :
Hurricane Rita's northern eyewall coming ashore
2:06 a.m. ET 9/24/2005
Tim Ballisty, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Wind gusts of at least 90 to 115 mph is battering coastal areas of southwest Louisiana as Hurricane Rita comes closer to making landfall. Rita's
northern eyewall is now closing in along the coast of Cameron Parish, Louisiana and Jefferson County, Texas. There are reports of downtown flooding in
Cameron and Lake Charles, Louisiana and there is no doubt that a powerful surge has overcome portions of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Winds have gusted
to 112 mph at Cameron, Louisiana while Beaumont, Texas has gusted above 80 mph. Rainfall has obviously been torrential across parts of east Texas and
the southern half of Louisiana.
I am checking some other sites to see if I can find some images and more projection of her predicted path.