A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Hundreds marked the anniversary of Hurricane Rita Sunday with a church service in Lake Charles,
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco said it's been "the longest
year of our lives."
The nondenominational service featured scriptural readings and
spirited gospel singing.
It was held in the city's civic center, which served as a staging point for aid workers after Rita hit on September 24, 2005 -- less than one month after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts.
Category 3 Rita struck south of here, along the Texas-Louisiana
Authorities say two Louisiana men were killed in the storm and
at least nine were killed in Texas.
More than 100 died in the pre-storm evacuation of Houston, in accidents and exposure deaths.