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Hurrican Rita was on her way. But prisoners in the federal penitentiary in Beaumont were not evacuated and lived in some horrendous conditions. Prison officials lied to prisoners' relatives and the news media, first by saying prisoners had been moved to safer quarters and then by saying conditions inside the prison were fine. The prisoners' accounts were later verified by prison guards.
Reporters investigated the preparation of New York for a disaster on the scale of Hurricane Rita or Katrina. After conducting tests, the reporters found that 75 percent of the communities in their coverage zone were completely unprepared to deal with any kind of disaster.
A story about a bus fire that killed 23 nursing home patients evacuated in advance of Hurricane Rita, and the ensuing investigation into the safety and regulation of charter buses.