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Rita Downgraded to Category 4

SEPTEMBER 22, 2005 - Posted at 1:28 p.m. CDT

 

MIAMI - Hurricane Rita is now a Category-Four storm, but forecasters say it's expected to remain an "extremely dangerous" one.  Its winds have diminished to about 150 miles an hour.  Earlier, it was a Category-Five, with winds as high as 175 miles an hour.  It's still more than 400 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.  Landfall is expected late tomorrow or Saturday.

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