This week in 2005, Hurricane Rita slams in the southeast US

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(CBS Newspath) -- On this week in history, September of 2005, Hurricane Rita made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border. It was the fourth most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, and was the most intense tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rita caused $10 billion in damage on the U.S. Gulf Coast and killed 7 people directly, though many others died in evacuations and other reasons.

Rita was the seventeeth named storm and fifth major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.