Sept. 30, 2005 – Louisiana's annual sugar festival was supposed to have taken place in September. But it was postponed, for the first time anyone can remember since World War II, because of Hurricane Rita. And so was the harvest. Farmers throughout coastal Louisiana are still waiting to see how badly their fields were damaged by the latest storm.
Sept. 22, 2005 – A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Morgan City, Louisiana to Port O'Conner, Texas. Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for the areas south of Port O'Conner to Port Mansfield, Texas. A Tropical Storm warning also remains in effect for the southeastern coast of Louisiana from Morgan City to the mouth of the Mississippi River.