Pre-Rita run on Wal-Mart
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Motorists wait for fuel at Murphy USA at Wal-Mart in Port Arthur on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. The entire Southeast Texas region is stocking up on supplies in anticipation of Hurricane Rita, which is expected to hit somewhere in the area on Saturday.
(Above) Wal-Mart in Port Arthur has placed emergency supply items near entrances to assist shoppers.
(Below) Edmond Johnson of Port Arthur surveys the empty water aisle shelves at Wal-Mart in Port Arthur. Water, batteries, camp stoves and other essential items have sold out at many stores throughout the Golden Triangle.
Please see Mark's Hurricane Rita visual timeline.