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Hurricane Rita News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2005
CONTACT: ESF 14, Public Information (850) 921-0384

September 22, 2005

***The information below represents the best available information at the time of this release. Floridians are encouraged to contact their local authorities for additional information as it becomes available.***


  • None open for this event.

Law Enforcement and Military Support

  • Florida National Guard: 1198
    • Florida: 827
    • Mississippi: 371

Power Outages

  • 1,500 (Florida Keys Electric Authority)
  • 100% percent restoration expected by Thursday evening

Public School Closures:



Road/Bridge Closures

  • No confirmed permanent road damage at this time.


  • All tolls reinstated

Airports CLOSED:

  • Key West International Airport: Reopens at 12 noon today

Water Notices

  • None reported at this time.

Fatalities Confirmed by Medical Examiner

Total Hurricane Rita related fatalities confirmed statewide: none confirmed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

For more information, please visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.

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Last updated: November 09, 2007

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