Sunday, September 25, 2005

Update on Rita

From Foxnews:

PERRY, La. — For the storm-shattered Gulf Coast (search), the images were all too familiar: Tiny fishing villages in splinters. Refrigerators and coffins bobbing in floodwaters. Helicopters and rescue boats making house-to-house searches of residents stranded on the rooftops.

But as the misery wrought by Hurricane Rita (search) came into clearer view — particularly in the hard-to-reach marsh towns along the Texas-Louisiana line — the lasting signs that emerged a day after the storm's 120-mph landfall were of an epic evacuation that saved countless lives, and of destruction that fell short of the Katrina-sized fears.

"As bad as it could have been, we came out of this in pretty good shape," Texas Gov. Rick Perry (search) said after taking a helicopter tour Sunday

Gov.: Texas 'in Pretty Good Shape' After Rita