Oct. 3rd, 2005 – The Lafayette Parish school system began enrolling evacuees from Hurricane Rita on October 3rd, along with some Katrina evacuees who were forced to evacuate a second time. Parents stood in line to fill out forms at the Vermilion Conference Center on Gauthier Rd.
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.