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less than a month, another hurricane entered the Gulf Of Mexico classified as a Category 5. Rita
came ashore on September 24, 2005 at Cameron Parish, Louisiana It had lowered in strength to a
Category 2, still a very strong storm. The rain from the hurricane caused several levees in New Orleans to overflow and break, re-flooding
parts of the city and repairing them would have to start over again. Rita caused death and destruction in Texas and
Louisiana and left heartache for their residents.
Take a moment to reflect on the this tragedy
and keep the victims and their families in
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Fury of Hurricane Rita
Used With Permission
A hurricane is brewing
We've heard those words before
As Rita takes her vengeance
Upon the Texas shore.
Katrina was a monster
Took lives along the way
New Orleans, bright and shiny
Has now been swept away.
Interstate 10 over Lake Charles, Louisiana
From the gulf of Mississippi
Where the river runs along
To the lone star state of Texas
Rita's big and growing strong
She's filled with wrath and fury
Like no other, gone before
She slowly points her finger
Upon the Texas shore.
So many going inland
One must evacuate
To seek a waiting shelter
Before it is too late.
I still do often wonder
If God from up above
Is seeking our attention
When pushing comes to shove.
Perhaps we did not listen
Perhaps we did not care
Perhaps He did not hear us
Perhaps He did not dare
For God in all His glory
Sees His children gone astray
Yearns for our attention
We choose to walk away.
Casinos Afloat at St. Charles, Louisiana
Could it be that God is restless
As He swings His mighty rod
It's not the storm that chastens
But the mighty hand of God.
Photos To Remember
Prometheus Amid Hurricane And Earthquake
Earth is rocking in space!
And the thunders crash up with a roar upon roar,
And the eddying lightnings flash fire in my face,
And the whirlwinds are whirling the dust round and round--
And the blasts of the winds universal leap free
And blow each other upon each, with a passion of sound,
And aether goes mingling in storm with the sea!
Such a curse on my head, in a manifest dread,
From the hand of your Zeus has been hurtled along!
Oh my mother's fair glory! Oh AEther, enringing
All eyes with the sweet common light of thy bringing,
Dost see how I suffer this wrong?
Aeschylus (525 BC - 431 BC)
Please Donate to These Organizations to Help
American Red Cross (800)HELP NOW
Salvation Army (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
America's Second Harvest (800) 344-8070
Habitat for Humanity (229) 924-6935
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. (800) 486-HELP
United Way of America (703) 836-7100
Feed The Children, Inc.(405) 942-0228
"It is not so much our friends help us,
As the confident knowledge that they will help"
Remembrance - September
Remembrance - February 1, 2003
Remembrance - December 26, 2004
Remembrance - August 29, 2005
Photos - AP and Reuters
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