Texas Hurricane Rita (EM-3261)

Incident period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 21, 2005

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September 23, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON , DC -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Rita and is making final preparations for the storm's anticipated landfall within 24 hours. FEMA again reminds residents in the Gulf Coast states to take heed to the instructions of local and state officials regarding appropriate emergency protective actions.
September 22, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON , DC -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Rita and is making continuous preparations for the storm.  FEMA again reminds residents in the Gulf Coast states to pay close attention to Hurricane Rita and to listen to local officials and follow their instructions.
September 21, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, DC - R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, today announced that Federal resources are being allocated to support emergency protective response efforts in the counties of the State of Texas located in the path of Hurricane Rita beginning on September 20, 2005, and continuing.
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