Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Anita Murchison, owner of The Frame & Art Co. in Bridge City, (center), her daughter Kim Long (left) and son-in-law Philip Long (right) dig through the wreckage at the shop in Bridge City on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005.
Anita Murchison, owner of The Frame & Art Co. in Bridge City, (left) and her daughter Kim Long (right) voice their frustration after Hurricane Rita destroyed the shop in Bridge City.
(Above) Members of the Frederick family with LTS Wireless of Lumberton erect a temporary cellular tower next to a downed Verizon tower in Bridge City. One of several tornadoes was suspected to have gone through the area.
(Left) Tyler Frederick (bottom) stabilizes a ladder for his father Mark Frederick as they erect a temporary cellular tower next to a downed Verizon tower.
A cluster of newer homes in Bridge City appear to have little damage.
A power plant and transmission lines remain damaged in Orange County. Because these must be replaced before energy can fully return to the area, it may be a long time before energy is completely restored to the area.