City of Lufkin,    300 E. Shepherd
 Lufkin, Texas 75902         936-634-8881
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HURRICANE RITA ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

 

The following information is presented in the same form as it was posted on the website during Hurricane Rita in 2005.  It is intended to show the status of operations immediately after the storm.  Many of the short videos that were available during and right after the storm have been incorporated into the larger Hurricane Rita video

Hurricane Rita Report




Governor Rick Perry visited with local officials in Lufkin on September 29, 2005.  Gov. Perry presented the Salvation Army with a check for $100,000.00 to assist them in the support of Rita Evacuees and local victims of the storm.  Gov. Perry  told the crowd that Texans were a compassionate people and that support for the victims of Hurricane Rita would continue.  Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, the federal government's Principal Federal Official for Rita recovery and Gary Jones, acting Region 6 Director for FEMA also attended the press conference.  We have a streaming video of the Governor's press conference.  We also have a short video of Admiral Hereth's tour of the support facilities in Lufkin.  Read more about it in the Lufkin Daily News.

 

Watch our video of the Salvation Army's support of Rita evacuees in Lufkin.

 

 We have a short video of the ice and water distribution.

 

Shelter operations video shot 9/26/05 at 18:30.  We also have a 20 minute video of the EOC coordination meeting at 09:00 9/26/05.  This is unedited video giving Red Cross and Salvation Army updates.  This information is subject to change.

 

We have a short video of a meeting between Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, State Senator Todd Staples, then Mayor Louis Bronaugh, City Manager Paul Parker, and then Deputy City Manager Kenneth Williams.  We have interview videos of Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and State Senator Staples.

 

We have a short video showing storm damage and shelter operations on Saturday, September 24, 2005 and a video showing Representative Louie Gohmert bringing in food and water Before the storm..

 

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Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

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