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PORT NECHES, Texas — It has been three years since Hurricane Rita, considered to be one of the worst storms ever on record, demolished the Gulf Coast.

Neches Federal Credit Union recalled the brutal destruction the hurricane inflicted on parts of Texas, Louisiana and several other states, causing more than 120 deaths and $11 billion in damages with winds reaching more than 100 miles per hour. The financial institution was right in Rita’s path, said Jason Duplant, marketing director. Fortunately, there was a disaster recovery plan in place then that helped the credit union fare much better with Hurricane Ike’s recent wrath.

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