Friday, September 23

RITA DRAWS A BEAD ON CHAMBERS COUNTY, TEXAS

If the current consensus computer modeling holds on Hurricane Rita's track, Chambers County, Texas, will take the brunt of Rita's fury when it makes landfall late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

But Harris County, where Houston -- America's 4th largest city -- is located, will still be impacted given the sheer size of Rita and particularly if there is not significant weakening. Chambers County was under a mandatory evacuation notice yesterday and that requirement is more compelling today as Rita nears.

Here's the most recent NOAA advisory.