Rita, Already a 4, Plows Across Gulf at 150 MPH Winds; Evacuations BeginQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Hospital and nursing home patients were evacuated and as many as 1 million other people were ordered to clear out along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday as Hurricane Rita turned into a 150-mph monster that could pummel Texas and bring more misery to New Orleans by week's end.|
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