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Leaders urge evacuation from Rita

GOVERNMENT LEADERS, including Harris County Judge Robert Eckels at the podium, spoke twice a day since a few days before the hurricane struck, to inform the community on evacuation plans, and the presence of shelters and emergency services that were available, and in some cases NOT available. Also pictured are, L to R, Sheila Jackson Lee, Gordon Quan, Mayor Bill White, Al Green, and Gene Green.