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To the north in Calcasieu Parish, the cities and communities of Iowa, Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Sulphur, and Westlake suffered severe wind damage, and some areas also received flooding due to both storm surge and heavy rain. In Lake Charles, the storm surge that traveled up the Calcasieu ...

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Sep 25, 2009 ... Hurricane Rita storm damage lake charles, cameron, louisiana.

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Sep 22, 2015 ... Responsible for an estimated $12 billion in damage, it still resides in the top 10 costliest U.S. hurricanes list, even after followed by Ike (2008), Irene (2011) and Sandy ... Surge flooding extended as far north as Interstate 10 (about 25 miles inland), swamping Lake Charles, Louisiana, in up to 6 feet of water.

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Sep 25, 2005 ... Hurricane Rita hit hard in Lake Charles, La., creating severe flooding and a great deal of property damage. At a leaking civic center used as a staging area for those who chose not to evacuate earlier, one couple tells of escaping from their hurricane-ravaged home by canoe.

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Sep 2, 2015 ... We were hosting countless Katrina evacuees here in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana in area hotels, churches and public buildings. About three weeks later when Hurricane Rita was predicted to make landfall in Southwest Louisiana, it required our emergency personnel to take care of both residents ...

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HURRICANE RITA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA 415 PM CST WED JAN 25 2006 . .... LAIS (WIND EQUIPMENT DAMAGED - DATA REPRESENTS BEST MEASURED VALUES) PEAK GUST...188 DEGREES 64 KT AT 1850 UTC SEP 24 2005 1-MINUTE....188 DEGREES 47 KT AT 1850 UTC SEP ...

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Sep 25, 2005 ... Many residences and businesses surrounding Lake Charles suffered severe damage as Hurricane Rita swept through southwestern Louisiana on Saturday.

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Sep 27, 2005 ... CREOLE, La. — Hurricane Rita's path of devastation along the Texas-Louisiana coast became shockingly clear Monday, as rescuers pulled stranded bayou ... In the refinery town of Lake Charles, National Guardsmen patrolled the place and handed out bottled water, ice and food to hundreds of people left ...

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Sep 23, 2015 ... Nearby Calcasieu Parish, which took extensive wind damage from Rita, is booming, with billions in industrial projects planned. But in the parish's largest city, Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach worries about his neighbors to the south. "The social fabric of the area has been ripped apart in Cameron," he ...