Weakening Rita Hits Gulf Coast, Moves Inland Hurricane Rita is losing force after making landfall as a Category 3 storm near the Texas-Louisiana border. It appears headed through East Texas, but forecasters fear it may stop moving and dump an abundance of rain in one spot.
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Weakening Rita Hits Gulf Coast, Moves Inland

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Weakening Rita Hits Gulf Coast, Moves Inland

Weakening Rita Hits Gulf Coast, Moves Inland

Weakening Rita Hits Gulf Coast, Moves Inland

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Hurricane Rita is losing force after making landfall as a Category 3 storm near the Texas-Louisiana border. It appears headed through East Texas, but forecasters fear it may stop moving and dump an abundance of rain in one spot.