Hurricane Rita is now impacting the Florida Keys and Cuba,and the front of the eyewall, with sustained winds at or inexcess of 100 miles an hour, is going to strike the Keysdirectly. The storm has been re-designated as a category 2hurricane, and is well organized. It is also on a coursethat will take it into the Gulf of Mexico, and it isunlikely to become disorganized during its passage throughthe Florida Straits. Once in the Gulf, the storm could wellgrow into a monster. While New Orleans is again being evacuated, the most likely landfall is Texas.
read more