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GOES-12 Satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, Calif., showing the status of Hurricane Rita at approximately 8:00 am EST.

GOES-12 Satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, Calif., showing the status of Hurricane Rita at approximately 8:00 am EST.

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Gulf of Mexico (Sep. 23, 2005) GOES-12 Satellite image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, Calif., showing the status of Hurricane Rita at approximately 8:00 am EST. Rita, a dangerous category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale, has maximum sustained winds near 135 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 85 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. The eye of Hurricane Rita was located approximately 220 miles Southeast of Galveston, Texas and about 210 miles Southeast of Port Arthur, Texas. U.S. Navy photo For more information go to: www.nrlmry.navy.mil/ File# 050923-N-0000X-001

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23/09/2005 - 23/09/2005
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Gulf of Mexico
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U.S. NAVY
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