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Rita leaves a $6 billion mess

Evacuations avert high death toll; little harm seen to oil rigs

By Charlie Savage and Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / September 26, 2005

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LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Rescuers searched for stranded survivors of Hurricane Rita yesterday by air and water along flooded coastal areas of Louisiana and Texas, while the first evacuees began trying to make their way home across a Gulf region hit by a second major storm in a month. (Full article: 1273 words)

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