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Hurricane Rita 5 Years Later: Photos & Videos Of The Aftermath

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By Joshua

hurricane-rita-photo-by-preston-kemp.jpg Believe it or not, September 23 and September 24 mark 5 years since the landfall of one of the strongest hurricanes on records — and we’re not talking about Hurricane Katrina.

Let’s look at some devastating facts about Hurricane Rita:

  • Hurricane Rita was the 4th-strongest Atlantic hurricane currently on record.
  • Rita became the 3rd Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2005.
  • Sustained winds in the storm reached as high as 180 MPH.
  • 120 people died in the storm.
  • Damages from Hurricane Rita totaled over $10 billion.


More About 2005’s Hurricane Rita

Hurricane Rita Disaster Center Data

NOAA’s Overview Of Hurricane Rita

VIDEO: Hurricane Rita’s Aftermath

Photos Of Hurricane Rita’s Aftermath