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Houston Escapes Direct Hit from Rita

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Houston Escapes Direct Hit from Rita

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Houston Escapes Direct Hit from Rita

Houston Escapes Direct Hit from Rita

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Hurricane Rita passes well to the east of Houston, sparing the huge metropolitan area from major damage. More than 1 million people were evacuated from the city. A gas shortage may keep many from rushing home.