Hurricane Rita

By: Braeden Halsell

Name and date of occurrence

Hurricane Rita occurred from September 8, 2005 to September 26, 2005.

Strength of catastrophe

Hurricane Rita was a category 5 hurricane with wind speeds of 177m.p.h.

Death toll

Hurricane Rita has a death toll of 120 fatalities.

Destruction of homes/structures

Hurricane Rita leveled 80% of Cameron, L.A.

Economic hardship

Hurricane Rita caused $12billion in damage.

3 interesting facts

Hurricane Rita caused 150 Wal-Mart locations to temporarily shut down.

The storm caused only 9 deaths, but 28 deaths were in the evacuation.

Hurricane Rita produced 19 tornados in Arkansas and Mississippi, killing 4 people.

Actual footage of Hurricane Rita

TWC Hurricane Rita Local on the 8s from September 2005 #1