September 22, 2005 – HURRICANE RITA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 21 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182005 2100Z THU SEP 22 2005
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM PORT O'CONNOR TEXAS TO MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
Sept. 21, 2005 – It's been over three weeks since about fourty-thousand evacuees fleeing Hurricane Katrina settled into Lafayette parish. Most are staying with friends and family, and some have moved into their own houses. Fewer than a thousand are now in the Cajundome. But many more are staying in about sixty private shelters. Duson Baptist Church is one shelter that's decided it's time to close.