Hurricane Rita Forces Further Evacuations

Traffic streams out of Galveston, Texas

Traffic streams out of Galveston, Texas toward Houston Wednesday as Hurricane Rita gained Category Five strength. Reuters hide caption

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Residents of Texas and Louisiana are being encouraged to evacuate now as Hurricane Rita looms in the Gulf of Mexico.

For some people, this second storm is forcing yet another move. At a Red Cross shelter in Baton Rouge, La., people who sought shelter from Hurricane Katrina are once again told they must gather a few items and leave.

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