Category 3
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Damages of Hurricane Rita 2005 in Galveston
Category Three
Wind speed: 111-130 mph (178-209 km/h)
Storm surge: 9-12 feet above normal
Damage: Structural damage to small residences and utility buildings; foliage blown off trees and large trees blown down; mobile homes destroyed
Examples: Roxanne, 1995; Fran, 1996; Rita, 2005.