Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
(Above) Ruby Roche, 79, waits on her daughter during an evacuation at The Ridgewood Retirement Community in Beaumont on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005. She plans to meet with her other daughter in Dayton, Texas to determine where the family will eventually go during the storm.
(Below) Melanny Schwartz, 89, (right) of Beaumont reads a newspaper while her nephew-in-law James Craig (left) builds a bookshelf before they evacuate The Ridgewood Retirement Community in Beaumont to Craig's home in Burnet, Texas. Schwartz moved into the facility yesterday (Sept. 20).
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