Hurricane Rita

Tatyana Alston. Crystal Yapul.

Date of flood

This hurricane happened on September 18 through the September 25th

The Location,rivers, and size of the area

It happened in the Southeastern United States. The Gulf Of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean were involved. The area affected is Texas, Mississippi, Cube, Louisiana, Bahamas, Florida, Arkansas, Europe, and the Turk and Caicos Islands.

Recovery and Flood control

They controlled this flood by placing Natural Levees along the Mississippi River. It took about 8 years of recovery and Federal Aid.

Three Additional Facts

1. It was a category 5 hurricane.

2. It also produced 19 tornadoes in Arkansas and Mississippi, killing 4 people.

3. It was not only the strongest hurricane of 2005, but also the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Gulf Of Mexico.