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PRELIMINARY STORM REPORT...HURRICANE RITA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
415 PM CST WED JAN 25 2006

...RETRANSMITTED TO UPDATE WEB PAGE...
...UPDATED FCMP WIND REPORTS & ADDED TTU AND ULM HELPS WIND REPORTS...

A. HIGHEST WINDS...

   ACADIANA REGIONAL AIRPORT...ARA...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...080 DEGREES  51 KT AT 2314 UTC SEP 23 2005
   2-MINUTE....070 DEGREES  34 KT AT 2311 UTC SEP 23 2005

   ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL...AEX...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...120 DEGREES  54 KT AT 1459 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....130 DEGREES  43 KT AT 1543 UTC SEP 24 2005

   ALLEN PARISH AIRPORT...KL42...ASOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240320Z)
   PEAK GUST...030 DEGREES  42 KT AT 2340 UTC SEP 23 2005
   2-MINUTE....030 DEGREES  22 KT AT 0020 UTC SEP 24 2005

   BEAUREGARD REGIONAL AIRPORT...DRI...ASOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 241101Z)
   PEAK GUST...060 DEGREES  54 KT AT 0901 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....050 DEGREES  31 KT AT 0821 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ............080 DEGREES  31 KT AT 1041 UTC SEP 24 2005

   ESLER REGIONAL...ESF...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...120 DEGREES  40 KT AT 1413 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....120 DEGREES  31 KT AT 1410 UTC SEP 24 2005

   FORT POLK AAF...POE...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...150 DEGREES  51 KT AT 1500 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....140 DEGREES  32 KT AT 1400 UTC SEP 24 2005

   FORT POLK SELF LANDING STRIP...DNK...ASOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240109Z)
   PEAK GUST...040 DEGREES  39 KT AT 0100 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....040 DEGREES  26 KT AT 0107 UTC SEP 24 2005

   FULLERTON STRIP FORT POLK...BKB...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...070 DEGREES  40 KT AT 1819 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....070 DEGREES  26 KT AT 1819 UTC SEP 24 2005

   JASPER COUNTY BELL FIELD AIRPORT...JAS...ASOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240525Z)
   PEAK GUST...020 DEGREES  37 KT AT 0525 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....030 DEGREES  24 KT AT 0205 UTC SEP 24 2005

   LAFAYETTE REGIONAL AIRPORT...LFT...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...160 DEGREES  51 KT AT 1321 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....160 DEGREES  44 KT AT 1321 UTC SEP 24 2005

   LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...LCH...ASOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240333Z)
   PEAK GUST...040 DEGREES  64 KT AT 0207 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....040 DEGREES  50 KT AT 0208 UTC SEP 24 2005

   LAKE CHARLES NWS RSOIS
   (DATA ACCURACY IN QUESTION - ESTIMATED TO BE 10-15 KT TOO LOW)
   PEAK GUST...140 DEGREES  83 KT AT 0820 UTC SEP 24 2005

   ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT...KORG...AWOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240428Z)
   PEAK GUST...010 DEGREES  47 KT AT 0348 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....010 DEGREES  31 KT AT 0428 UTC SEP 24 2005

   SALT POINT...P92...ASOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 232153Z)
   PEAK GUST...100 DEGREES  38 KT AT 2153 UTC SEP 23 2005
   2-MINUTE....100 DEGREES  19 KT AT 2153 UTC SEP 23 2005

   SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT...BPT...ASOS
   PEAK GUST...330 DEGREES  91 KT AT 0847 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....340 DEGREES  70 KT AT 0833 UTC SEP 24 2005

   BUOY 42035...NDBC
   WIND ANEMOMETER 5 METERS (16.4 FEET) ABOVE SEA LEVEL
   PEAK GUST...320 DEGREES  66 KT AT 0450 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....320 DEGREES  54 KT AT 0450 UTC SEP 24 2005

   SABINE TX...SRST2...NDBC
   WIND ANEMOMETER 12.5 METERS (41.0 FEET) ABOVE SEA LEVEL
   PEAK GUST...350 DEGREES  86 KT AT 0700 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....350 DEGREES  71 KT AT 0700 UTC SEP 24 2005

   MARSH ISLAND LA...MRSL1...LSU
   WIND ANEMOMETER 23.4 METERS (76.8 FEET) ABOVE SEA LEVEL
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240600Z)
   PEAK GUST...160 DEGREES  81 KT AT 0000 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....160 DEGREES  62 KT AT 0000 UTC SEP 24 2005

   SALT POINT LA...SLPL1...LSU
   WIND ANEMOMETER 7.19 METERS (23.6 FEET) ABOVE SEA LEVEL
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240600Z)
   PEAK GUST...110 DEGREES  63 KT AT 0100 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....110 DEGREES  46 KT AT 0200 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ............090 DEGREES  46 KT AT 2300 UTC SEP 23 2005

   CALCASIEU PASS LA...CAPL1 (8768094)...NOS
   WIND ANEMOMETER 8.5 METERS (28 FEET) ABOVE SEA LEVEL
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240524Z)
   PEAK GUST...090 DEGREES  97 KT AT 0512 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....090 DEGREES  67 KT AT 0518 UTC SEP 24 2005

   SABINE PASS NORTH TX...SBPT2 (8770570)...NOS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240542Z)
   PEAK GUST...040 DEGREES  70 KT AT 0500 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....040 DEGREES  55 KT AT 0500 UTC SEP 24 2005

   PORT ARTHUR TX...8770475...TCOON
   PEAK GUST...320 DEGREES  82 KT AT 0800 UTC SEP 24 2005
   2-MINUTE....320 DEGREES  61 KT AT 0800 UTC SEP 24 2005


   LOUISIANA AGRICULTURE INFORMATION SYSTEM WIND REPORTS...

   ALEXANDRIA DEAN LEE RESEARCH STATION...ALDL1...LAIS
   PEAK GUST...163 DEGREES  54 KT AT 1605 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE....163 DEGREES  40 KT AT 1605 UTC SEP 24 2005

   CROWLEY RICE RESEARCH STATION...CRRL1...LAIS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT DAMAGED - DATA REPRESENTS BEST MEASURED VALUES)
   PEAK GUST...188 DEGREES  64 KT AT 1850 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE....188 DEGREES  47 KT AT 1850 UTC SEP 24 2005

   JEANERETTE IBERIA RESEARCH STATION...JNRL1...LAIS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 232200Z)
   PEAK GUST...088 DEGREES  37 KT AT 2143 UTC SEP 23 2005
   1-MINUTE....085 DEGREES  24 KT AT 2153 UTC SEP 23 2005

   LAKE CHARLES CALCASIEU PARISH AG CENTER...LCPL1...LAIS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT DAMAGED - DATA REPRESENTS BEST MEASURED VALUES)
   PEAK GUST...110 DEGREES  83 KT AT 0624 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE....133 DEGREES  66 KT AT 0745 UTC SEP 24 2005

   R&D RESEARCH FARM PORT BARRE...RDRL1...LAIS
   PEAK GUST...148 DEGREES  61 KT AT 1245 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE....148 DEGREES  40 KT AT 1245 UTC SEP 24 2005

   ROSEPINE RESEARCH STATION...RPRL1...LAIS
   PEAK GUST...075 DEGREES  59 KT AT 0819 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE....075 DEGREES  41 KT AT 0819 UTC SEP 24 2005


   REMOTE AUTOMATED WEATHER STATIONS WIND REPORTS...

   KIRBYVILLE TX RAWS SITE...KRBT2...RAWS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240105Z)
   PEAK GUST........034 DEGREES  31 KT AT 0105 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...034 DEGREES  17 KT AT 0005 UTC SEP 24 2005

   MCFADDEN TX RAWS SITE...FADT2...RAWS
   (LOCATED NEAR SEA RIM STATE PARK TX)
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240240Z)
   PEAK GUST........004 DEGREES  59 KT AT 0240 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...004 DEGREES  36 KT AT 0240 UTC SEP 24 2005

   SOUTHERN ROUGH TX RAWS SITE...WRRT2...RAWS
   (LOCATED SE OF WARREN TX)
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 241040Z)
   PEAK GUST........006 DEGREES  45 KT AT 1040 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...006 DEGREES  21 KT AT 0940 UTC SEP 24 2005

   WOODVILLE TX RAWS SITE...WVLT2...RAWS
   PEAK GUST........015 DEGREES  66 KT AT 1100 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...004 DEGREES  43 KT AT 1200 UTC SEP 24 2005

   CAMERON LA RAWS SITE...CLCL1...RAWS
   (LOCATED 6 MI EAST OF NWS LAKE CHARLES OFFICE)
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240920Z)
   PEAK GUST........130 DEGREES  94 KT AT 0820 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...096 DEGREES  63 KT AT 0620 UTC SEP 24 2005

   DOVE FIELD LA RAWS SITE...VRNL1...RAWS
   (LOCATED NEAR FULLERTON LA)
   PEAK GUST........060 DEGREES  46 KT AT 1005 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...048 DEGREES  23 KT AT 0900 UTC SEP 24 2005

   EVANGELINE/GARDNER LA RAWS SITE...GARL1...RAWS
   (LOCATED NEAR GARDNER LA)
   PEAK GUST........136 DEGREES  42 KT AT 1500 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...179 DEGREES  23 KT AT 2100 UTC SEP 24 2005

   LACASSINE LA RAWS SITE...LACL1...RAWS
   (WIND EQUIPMENT BECAME INOPERATIVE AFTER LAST OB OF 240345Z)
   PEAK GUST........048 DEGREES  62 KT AT 0145 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...049 DEGREES  38 KT AT 0245 UTC SEP 24 2005

   VERNON LA RAWS SITE...LEVL1...RAWS
   (LOCATED NEAR FORT POLK LA)
   PEAK GUST........065 DEGREES  43 KT AT 1000 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK SUSTAINED...065 DEGREES  22 KT AT 1000 UTC SEP 24 2005


   FLORIDA COASTAL MONITORING PROGRAM WIND REPORTS...

   PORT ARTHUR TX...TOWER 0...FCMP
   GILL WIND ANEMOMETER 10 METERS (32.8 FEET) ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
   (MOBILE TOWER LOCATED AT SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT)
   PEAK GUST.........344 DEGREES 112 KT AT 0823 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK 3-SEC GUST...338 DEGREES 101 KT AT 0823 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE..........335 DEGREES  82 KT AT 0826 UTC SEP 24 2005

   NEDERLAND TX...TOWER 3...FCMP
   GILL WIND ANEMOMETER 10 METERS (32.8 FEET) ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
   (MOBILE TOWER LOCATED IN NEDERLAND TX)
   PEAK GUST.........360 DEGREES  93 KT AT 0821 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK 3-SEC GUST...349 DEGREES  80 KT AT 0822 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE..........347 DEGREES  57 KT AT 0809 UTC SEP 24 2005

   ORANGE TX...TOWER 5...FCMP
   GILL WIND ANEMOMETER 10 METERS (32.8 FEET) ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
   (MOBILE TOWER LOCATED NEAR PINEHURST TX)
   PEAK GUST.........030 DEGREES  93 KT AT 0819 UTC SEP 24 2005
   PEAK 3-SEC GUST...029 DEGREES  85 KT AT 0819 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE..........050 DEGREES  65 KT AT 0819 UTC SEP 24 2005


   TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HURRICANE RESEARCH TEAM WIND REPORTS...

   PORT ARTHUR TX...TOWER WEMITE 2...TTU
   ANEMOMETER 10 METERS (32.8 FEET) ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
   (TOWER LOCATED AT SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL AIRPORT)
   PEAK GUST......... 105 KT
   PEAK 3-SEC GUST... 101 KT
   1-MINUTE..........  81 KT

   ORANGE TX...TOWER SBCCOM BLACK...TTU
   ANEMOMETER 10 METERS (32.8 FEET) ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
   (TOWER LOCATED AT ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT)
   (TOWER DAMAGED AND CEASED REPORTING DATA AROUND 0815 UTC)
   PEAK GUST.........  82 KT
   PEAK 3-SEC GUST...  77 KT
   1-MINUTE..........  57 KT


   UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE HURRICANE EVALUATION AT
    LANDFALL PROJECT FOR SCIENCE (ULM HELPS) WIND REPORTS...

   JOHNSONS BAYOU LA...TOWER...ULM HELPS
   ANEMOMETER 2 METERS (6.6 FEET) ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
   (TOWER LOCATED 13 MILES WEST OF JOHNSONS BAYOU NEAR TX/LA BORDER)
   PEAK 3-SEC GUST...  79 KT AT 0655 UTC SEP 24 2005
   1-MINUTE..........  61 KT AT 0724 UTC SEP 24 2005


   UNOFFICIAL WIND REPORTS...

   STORM CHASERS REPORTED THAT DAVIS WIND EQUIPMENT ON THE HWY 384
   BRIDGE OVER THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LAKE
   CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF 115 MPH...
   OR 100 KNOTS.

   A STORM CHASER IN EAST BEAUMONT RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF
   96 MPH...OR 83 KNOTS.

   HOMEOWNERS AT HEBERT`S MARINA SOUTHWEST OF GRAND LAKE LA WITH
   DAVIS WIND EQUIPMENT LOCATED 50 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL RECORDED
   A PEAK WIND GUST OF 133 MPH...OR 116 KNOTS.

   IBERIA PARISH OEP IN NEW IBERIA LA RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF
   60 MPH...OR 52 KNOTS.

   SEVERE WIND DAMAGE COVERED THE FOLLOWING PARISHES IN SOUTHWEST
   LOUISIANA...ALLEN...BEAUREGARD...CALCASIEU...CAMERON...JEFF
   DAVIS...AND VERMILION. SEVERE WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE
   FOLLOWING COUNTIES OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...HARDIN...JASPER...
   JEFFERSON...NEWTON...AND ORANGE.


B. LOWEST PRESSURE...

   ACADIANA REGIONAL............ARA...992.9 MB AT 0801 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL.....AEX...991.5 MB AT 1404 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **ALLEN PARISH AIRPORT.........L42...998.3 MB AT 0320 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **BEAUREGARD REGIONAL..........DRI...980.4 MB AT 1101 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ESLER REGIONAL...............ESF...994.6 MB AT 1425 UTC SEP 24 2005
   FORT POLK....................BKB...992.2 MB AT 1219 UTC SEP 24 2005
   FORT POLK....................POE...983.8 MB AT 1200 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **FORT POLK....................DNK..1003.1 MB AT 0109 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **JASPER COUNTY BELL FIELD.....JAS...996.3 MB AT 0525 UTC SEP 24 2005
   LAFAYETTE REGIONAL...........LFT...992.2 MB AT 0817 UTC SEP 24 2005
  *LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL........LCH...968.2 MB AT 0806 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **ORANGE COUNTY AIRPORT........ORG...983.4 MB AT 0428 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **SALT POINT...................P92...993.0 MB AT 2153 UTC SEP 23 2005
   SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL.....BPT...952.3 MB AT 0809 UTC SEP 24 2005
   BUOY 42035 (NDBC)..................972.3 MB AT 0605 UTC SEP 24 2005
   SABINE TX (NDBC)...........SRST2...951.3 MB AT 0800 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **MARSH ISLAND LA (LSU)......MRSL1...983.6 MB AT 0400 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **SALT POINT LA (LSU)........SLPL1...990.2 MB AT 2300 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **CALCASIEU PASS LA (NOS)....CAPL1...983.0 MB AT 0112 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **SABINE PASS NORTH TX (NOS).SBPT2...967.8 MB AT 0542 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ALEXANDRIA DEAN LEE (LAIS).ALDL1...991.8 MB AT 1017 UTC SEP 24 2005
 **LAKE CHARLES AG CTR (LAIS).LCPL1...965.5 MB AT 0717 UTC SEP 24 2005
   R&D RESEARCH FARM (LAIS)...RDRL1...992.5 MB AT 0918 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ROSEPINE RESEARCH (LAIS)...RPRL1...978.9 MB AT 0942 UTC SEP 24 2005
   NEDERLAND TX (FCMP)......TOWER 3...942.3 MB AT 0830 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ORANGE TX (FCMP).........TOWER 5...941.0 MB AT 0845 UTC SEP 24 2005
   SE TX REGIONAL (FCMP)....TOWER 0...949.7 MB AT 0824 UTC SEP 24 2005
   13 MI W JOHNSONS BAYOU (ULMHELPS)..939.1 MB AT 0739 UTC SEP 24 2005

   * UNOFFICIALLY LOWEST PRESSURE EVER RECORDED AT STATION

   ** INDICATES LAST READING BEFORE SENSOR FAILURE


   UNOFFICIAL REPORTS...

   A BAROMETER RECOVERED FROM THE CAMERON LA COURTHOUSE FELL BELOW
   ITS LOWEST POSSIBLE READING OF 950 MB AT 0500 UTC ON SEP 24 2005.

   FREIGHT SHIP ATLANTIC FOREST DOCKED AT THE PORT OF LAKE CHARLES
   MEASURED A LOWEST PRESSURE OF 967.8 MB AT 0900 UTC ON SEP 24 2005.

   VESSEL CAPE VINCENT DOCKED AT THE PORT OF BEAUMONT MEASURED A
   LOWEST PRESSURE OF 948.9 MB AT 0930 UTC ON SEP 24 2005.


C. RAINFALL...

   ASOS RAINFALL TOTALS (IN INCHES)
   FROM 0600 UTC SEP 23 2005 TO 0600 UTC SEP 25 2005...

   LOCATION                                 RAINFALL
   ACADIANA REGIONAL                MISSING DUE TO ASOS OUTAGE
   ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL         MISSING DUE TO ASOS OUTAGE
   ESLER REGIONAL                             4.06
   FORT POLK                                  6.14
   LAFAYETTE REGIONAL                         6.24
   LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL                      7.68
   SALT POINT                       MISSING DUE TO ASOS OUTAGE
   SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL                   8.89

   NWS COOPERATIVE RAINFALL TOTALS (IN INCHES)
   FROM 1200 UTC SEP 23 2005 TO 1200 UTC SEP 25 2005...

   SOUTHWEST...SOUTH-CENTRAL...AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA

   LOCATION                                 RAINFALL
   ABBEVILLE                                  7.39
   ALEXANDRIA 5SSE                            7.68
   ALEXANDRIA POWER PLANT                     7.60
   LSU DEAN LEE ALEXANDRIA LA (LSUL1)         7.98
   BEAVER FIRE TOWER                          8.25
   BOYCE 7SW                                  7.40
   BOYCE 3WNW                                 5.30
   BUNKIE                                    16.00
   BUTTE LA ROSE                              6.99
   CARENCRO                                   7.05
   CROWLEY 2NE                                8.32
   DERIDDER                                  14.00
   ELMER 2SW                                  7.68
   EUNICE                                     8.72
   FRANKLIN                                   3.25
   GRAND COTEAU (ST. CHARLES COLLEGE)         8.65
   JEANERETTE 5NW                             9.21
   JENNINGS                                   9.75
   SAM HOUSTON JONES S.P.                     7.92
   OLD TOWN BAY                               8.40
   LEESVILLE                                  4.90
   LAFAYETTE                                  8.60
   MARKSVILLE                                 8.37
   MOSS BLUFF                                 8.64
   OAKDALE                                    3.00
   OPELOUSAS                                  9.85
   RAGLEY                                     8.50
   RED RIVER LOCK #2                          8.10
   ST MARTINVILLE 3SW                         8.13
   SULPHUR                                    9.49


   SOUTHEAST TEXAS OFFICIAL COOPERATIVE RAINFALL REPORTS

   LOCATION                                 RAINFALL
   BEAUMONT RESEARCH CENTER                   6.58
   JASPER                                     7.66
   KOUNTZE                                    8.90
   ORANGE 9N                                  9.00
   SILSBEE 4N                                12.50
   WILDWOOD                                   4.67
   WOODVILLE                                  9.50


   LOUISIANA AGRICLIMATE INFORMATION SYSTEM (LAIS) RAINFALL REPORTS

   LOCATION                                 RAINFALL
   ALEXANDRIA DEAN LEE RESEARCH STATION       6.79
   CROWLEY RICE RESEARCH STATION              8.33
   R&D RESEARCH FARM PORT BARRE               7.80
   LAKE CHARLES CALCASIEU PARISH AG CENTER    8.77


   REMOTE AUTOMATED WEATHER STATIONS (RAWS) RAINFALL REPORTS

   LOCATION                                 RAINFALL
   KIRBYVILLE TX                              8.13
   SOUTHERN ROUGH TX (6 MI SE OF WARREN TX)   9.45
   WOODVILLE TX                               9.25
   CAMERON LA (NEAR HOLMWOOD LA)              8.13
   DOVE FIELD LA (NEAR FULLERTON LA)          7.51
   EVANGELINE/GARDNER LA (NEAR GARDNER LA)    7.93
   VERNON LA (NEAR FORT POLK LA)              7.96


D. STORM SURGE...

   CALCASIEU PASS LA (NOS)...... 5.50 FT MLLW AT 0200 UTC SEP 24 2005
   (GAGE BECAME DISABLED AT THAT TIME)
   RAINBOW BRIDGE TX (NOS)...... 3.85 FT MLLW AT 1530 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ............................. 3.88 FT MLLW AT 0948-1042 UTC SEP 25 2005
   SABINE PASS NORTH TX (NOS)... 6.37 FT MLLW AT 0554 UTC SEP 24 2005
   (GAGE BECAME DISABLED AT THAT TIME)
   PORT ARTHUR TX (TCOON)....... 4.59 FT MLLW AT 0800 UTC SEP 24 2005
   ............................. 4.11 FT MLLW AT 0700 UTC SEP 25 2005


   BASED ON NWS STORM SURVEY...ESTIMATED MAXIMUM STORM SURGES...

   CALCASIEU PARISH...

   STORM SURGE ESTIMATED UNDER THE I-10 BRIDGE IN LAKE CHARLES...6
   FT MSL...WATER REACHED THE YACHT CLUB...AND PUSHED THE BOATS INTO
   THE RAILROAD BRIDGE JUST NORTH OF I-10.

   DOWNTOWN LAKE CHARLES FLOODED ON THE EXIT RAMP FOR RYAN STREET ON
   I-10...REACHING A DEPTH OVER 6 FEET. WATER CAME OVER AND AROUND
   THE PITHON PUMP STATION ON LAKESHORE DRIVE...AND FLOODED PORTIONS
   OF DOWNTOWN LAKE CHARLES WITH UP TO 3 TO 6 FEET OF WATER.

   STORM SURGE REACHED SOUTHWESTERN SIDES OF LAKE CHARLES...WHERE
   THE STORM SURGE BACKED UP THE SHIP CHANNEL. GAUTHIER ROAD WAS
   COVERED WITH WATER BETWEEN ELLIOTT ROAD AND THE SHIP CHANNEL.
   WATER ALSO REACHED NORTH OF TANK FARM ROAD BETWEEN ELLIOTT AND
   NELSON ROADS...FLOODING A MOBILE HOME PARK.

   BLACK BAYOU SOUTH OF LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL AIRPORT...10 TO 15 FT
   MSL...BASED ON DEBRIS LINE AT NWS EMPLOYEE HOME (2 TO 4 FT ABOVE
   GROUND LEVEL). THE STORM SURGE ALSO REACHED PORTIONS OF LINCOLN
   ROAD ALONG SOUTH SIDE OF THE AIRPORT (ESTIMATED 1 TO 2 FEET
   ABOVE THE ROAD).

   CAMERON PARISH...

   CAMERON...15 TO 20 FEET MSL...BASED ON DEBRIS LINE REACHING
   SECOND FLOOR OF INSIDE STAIRWELL AT COURTHOUSE AND DEBRIS LINE
   AT AMBULANCE BARN AT THE HOSPITAL. NEARLY EVERY HOME AND
   BUSINESS BETWEEN CREOLE AND DOWNTOWN CAMERON WAS DESTROYED. MANY
   WERE COMPLETELY WASHED AWAY.

   HEBERT`S MARINA & GRAND LAKE...10 TO 15 FEET MSL...BASED ON
   DEBRIS LINE AT THE NWS GAUGE AT HEBERT`S MARINA AND AT THE HARBOR
   LIGHTS RESTAURANT.  NUMEROUS HOMES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

   IBERIA PARISH...

   STORM SURGE REACHED MOST LOCATIONS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 14 AND US
   HIGHWAY 90...INCLUDING LYDIA AND WEEKS. BETWEEN DELCAMBRE AND NEW
   IBERIA ON HIGHWAY 14...WATER REACHED AS MUCH AS 3 TO 6 FEET DEEP
   IN PLACES...FLOODING MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

   JEFF DAVIS PARISH...

   LAKE ARTHUR...STORM SURGE FLOODED LOW-LYING AREAS OF LAKE
   ARTHUR...INCLUDING NEAR THE POLICE STATION...LESS THAN 2 FEET.

   ST. MARY PARISH...

   STORM SURGE REACHED MANY LOCATIONS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 90. SECTIONS
   OF HIGHWAY 90 BETWEEN BALDWIN AND GARDEN CITY WENT UNDER WATER.

   BURNS POINT...ESTIMATED 5 TO 10 FT STORM SURGE FLOODED HIGHWAY
   317. DAMAGED HOMES IN THE MARSHES. SIMILAR EFFECTS TO HURRICANE
   LILI IN 2002.

   CYPREMORT POINT...ESTIMATED 8 TO 12 FT STORM SURGE DAMAGED OR
   DESTROYED MANY OF THE OLDER CAMPS...EVEN SOME OF THE NEWER ONES
   HAD OVER A FOOT OF WATER ENTER THEM.

   VERMILION PARISH...

   STORM SURGE REACHED THE 100 YEAR FLOOD PLAIN LOCATIONS
   PARISH-WIDE ACCORDING TO VERMILION PARISH OEP. THIS WAS THE
   ENTIRE PARISH SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 14...AND SOME PLACES NORTH OF
   HIGHWAY 14...INCLUDING NEAR ERATH AND DELCAMBRE.

   DELCAMBRE...STORM SURGE ESTIMATES OF 8 TO 12 FEET. MOST HOMES WERE
   FLOODED...OVER 3 FEET OF WATER WAS REPORTED ACROSS HIGHWAY 14.

   ESTHER...WATER WAS 3 TO 6 FEET DEEP IN ALL HOMES NEAR HIGHWAYS 82
   AND 333.

   FORKED ISLAND....WATER REACHED 6 TO 9 FEET DEEP ALONG THE
   INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY...FLOODING MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

   INTRACOASTAL CITY...LELAND BOWMAN LOCK AND DAM HAD PORTIONS OF
   THEIR DRIVEWAY WASHED AWAY BY AN ESTIMATED 10 FT STORM SURGE.
   MANY SHRIMP BOATS AND VARIOUS MARINE-RELATED BUSINESSES WERE
   SEVERELY DAMAGED.

   PECAN ISLAND...ESTIMATED 10 TO 15 FT STORM SURGE...WATER REACHED
   THE FLOOR OF THE SCHOOL...AND 3 TO 6 FEET DEEP INTO EVERY HOME
   AND BUSINESS. MOST HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE DESTROYED.

   JEFFERSON COUNTY...

   SABINE PASS RECORDED A 5 TO 10 FT STORM SURGE...BASED ON NWS
   STORM SURVEY. HOMES THAT WERE MINIMALLY ELEVATED HAD BETWEEN 2 TO
   3 FEET OF WATER IN THEM. SEVERAL UNSECURED MOBILE HOMES FLOATED
   AWAY FROM THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATION.

   ORANGE COUNTY...

   CITY OF ORANGE RECORDED A MINIMAL STORM SURGE. LOW-LYING AREAS
   NEAR THE RIVER HAD 1 TO 2 FEET OF WATER BACK UP ON THEIR PROPERTY.

E. BEACH EROSION....

   REPORTS OF HOLLY BEACH IN CAMERON PARISH LA LOST OVER 100 YARDS
   OF BEACH.

F. FLOODING...

   RIVER CRESTS...

   BAYOU LACASSINE NEAR LAKE ARTHUR LA...................13.53 FT
   BAYOU NEZPIQUE NEAR BASILE LA.........................20.39 FT
   BAYOU TECHE AT ADELINE BRIDGE NEAR JEANERETTE LA...... 5.68 FT
   CALCASIEU RIVER AT SALT WATER BARRIER IN LAKE CHARLES. 9.43 FT
   CALCASIEU RIVER AT I-10 IN LAKE CHARLES LA............ 8.61 FT
   NORTH CALCASIEU LAKE NEAR HACKBERRY LA................ 3.14 FT
   CALCASIEU RIVER AT CAMERON LA......................... 6.86 FT
     (LAST READING BEFORE SENSOR FAILURE)
   LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER AT MORGAN CITY LA............. 7.24 FT
   MERMENTAU RIVER AT MERMENTAU LA....................... 6.46 FT
   SCHOONER B AT CTRL ST NEAR FORKED ISLAND LA........... 8.28 FT
   VERMILION BAY NEAR INTRACOASTAL CITY LA............... 9.77 FT
     (LAST READING BEFORE SENSOR FAILURE)
   VERMILION RIVER AT HWY 733............................12.89 FT
   VERMILION RIVER AT SURREY ST AT LAFAYETTE LA..........13.25 FT
   VERMILION RIVER NEAR CARENCRO LA......................16.66 FT
   VERMILION RIVER AT PERRY LA...........................13.22 FT
   COW BAYOU AT MAURICEVILLE TX..........................17.84 FT
   NECHES RIVER NEAR EVADALE TX..........................16.72 FT
   NECHES RIVER SALTWATER BARRIER AT BEAUMONT TX......... 4.80 FT
   NECHES RIVER NEAR TOWN BLUFF TX.......................68.96 FT
   PINE ISLAND BAYOU NEAR SOUR LAKE TX...................21.99 FT
   SABINE RIVER NEAR BON WIER TX.........................20.14 FT
   SABINE RIVER NEAR DEWEYVILLE TX.......................23.25 FT
   VILLAGE CREEK NEAR KOUNTZE TX.........................16.99 FT

   ESTIMATED RIVER CRESTS...

  *PORT OF LAKE CHARLES LA...............................11.50 FT
   OLD TOWN BAY AT LAKE CHARLES LA.......................10.00 FT
   SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK.......................... 8.50 FT

   * SECOND HIGHEST CREST ON RECORD

G. TORNADOES...

   STORM CHASERS IN BEAUMONT REPORTED GUSTNADOES ASSOCIATED WITH THE
   EYEWALL OF HURRICANE RITA.  NO OTHER TORNADOES HAVE BEEN
   CONFIRMED SO FAR.

H. STORM EFFECTS...

   ONE DIRECT FATALITY. AN UNIDENTIFIED MALE DROWNED NEAR THE LNG
   PLANT SOUTH OF LAKE CHARLES.

   SIX INDIRECT FATALITIES IN BEAUMONT TEXAS DUE TO CARBON MONOXIDE
   POISONING AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX AFTER RITAS LANDFALL.

   AN ESTIMATE OF OVER TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE EVACUATED
   SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
   WERE IN PLACE FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST
   LOUISIANA.

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LANDRENEAU/SHAMBURGER/ERICKSON

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