Saturday, September 24, 2005
Hurricane Rita aftermath: Port Arthur
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Port Arthur police S.W.A.T. teams prepare to secure the city after Hurricane Rita hit on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005.
Port Arthur police move to secure the city after Hurricane Rita hit in Port Arthur.
The Missionary Baptist Church van shows damage after Hurricane Rita hit at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. The civic center was the final evacuation center for Port Arthur residents before Hurricane Rita made landfall.
Vehicles were flooded and windows shattered by Hurricane Rita at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. From the center, evacuees left cars behind and boarded busses to shelters in other cities.
An NBC 4 crew works on a report near a fallen power line on Highway 69 in Port Arthur after Hurricane Rita.
Please see Mark's Hurricane Rita visual timeline.