Krogering for supplies
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
(Above) West Brook High School seniors (from left to right) Amanda Pearce, Esteban Lopez and Tara Tumbleson, all 17, fill water jugs at Kroger in Beaumont on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. The store had sold out of pre-bottled water.
(Below) Ona and David McAlister (from left to right) of Woodville chat with Charlotte Warner of Beaumont as they collect emergency items at Kroger in Beaumont. The entire Southeast Texas region is stocking up on supplies in anticipation of Hurricane Rita, which is expected to hit somewhere in the area on Saturday.
Please see Mark's Hurricane Rita visual timeline.