Hurricane RitaSeptember 23, 2005
I just talked to my friend in Texas who lives just off of the Gulf Coast. They were able to evacuate to Kerrville, Texas and stay with the aunt of a fellow church member. They just moved to Texas within the last year so this is their first hurricane. Sounds like they got out of town before the evacuation was mandatory and able to avoid the traffic. They live in Victoria, Texas so the storm appears to be headed away from them.