Remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

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It's been three years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pounded the Gulf Coast, sending thousands of evacuees into Texas. No other city did more to help than Houston, and to say thank you the

Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston

project is throwing a festival this Saturday at Discovery Green – unless, of course, Hurricane Ike decides he doesn’t want to be upstaged.

There are plans for food, music and, most important, a chance to see and hear “Who We Are,” a moving photo and audio exhibit documenting the evacuees' experiences.

We’ve loaded up some clips from “Who We Are” after the jump...

- Olivia Flores Alvarez

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