There were over 9,000 homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005. The damage cost over 12 billion dollars and 125 people lost their lives.
Tropical Storm Rita became Hurricane Rita on September 20, 2005.
Hurricane Rita hit the state of Louisiana. Also, some areas in Texas were also damaged due to hurricane Rita.
Hurricane Rita formed a little less than a month after Hurricane Katrina.
At peak intensity Hurricane Rita was a category 5.
Hurricane Rita made landfall on September 24, 2005 on the Texas-Louisiana border as a Category 3 hurricane. Coming only a month after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the storm affected many of the Louisiana areas that had avoided the earlier storm.
At peak intensity, Hurricane Rita had sustained winds of 180 mph.
Hurricane Rita had peak sustained winds of 180 mph.
Hurricane Rita made landfall on September 23, 2005 between Sabine Pass, Texas and Johnsons Bayou, Louisiana. Rita was a Category 3 hurricane when it made landfall.
Category 5. 'Rita was the seventeenth named storm, tenth hurricane, fifth major hurricane, and third Category 5 hurricane of the historic 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.' (from wikipedia)
The category rating of Hurricane Rita was a category 5 hurricane on the international scale for indexing the strenght of the worldwide occurring hurricanes.
On the atlantic ocean
No. Hurricane Rita came a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina. A good way to remember is that within a hurricane season the names always go in alphabetical order.
Hurricane Rita in 2005
Hurricane Rita made landfall on September 24, 2005 between Sabine Pass, Texas and Johnsons Bayou, Louisiana, as a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
Hurricane Rita caused some minor flooding in New Orleans, but did not hit it directly.
Hurricane Rita reached category 5 strength over the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
It's stronger, I believe. There's no certain truth to it yet. I belive that Gustav was a Cat. 4 and Rita was a Cat 5 so Rita wins!
Yes. Hurricane Rita was a major category 5 hurricane that struck the U.S. Gulf Coast. It was one of the most intense and one of the costliest hurricanes on record.
Yes. The storm surge from Hurricane Rita reached a height of 17 feet in some places and flooded areas still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Rita formed in the Gulf of Mexico on September 17, 2005, less than three weeks after the landfall of Katrina