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Hurricane RitaAt 7 a.m. CDT on Sept. 24, Hurricane Rita was causing damage to eastern Texas and southeastern Louisiana. The storm is weakening after hitting land with winds still around 100mph and higher gusts.
Coastal flooding of 15 to 20 feet above tide level is expected along with dangerous battering waves where the center mades landfall.
This water vapor image of Hurricane Rita shows the heavy rainfall. Parts of southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas are expected to receive 10 to 15 inches of rain with accumulations up to 25 inches.