http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/20/AR2005092000202_pf.html Rita Upgraded to Category One Hurricane Tens of Thousands of Key West-Area Residents Remain in Region "If you've not left the Keys already," Gov. Jeb Bush said, "don't leave now," as winds and rain were already picking up to dangerous levels, with branches and some debris blowing across highways. "This is a very serious storm that is about to hit our state," noting that Rita's storm bands extend about 120 miles outward from the storm's center. Bush said shelters had been set up across the affected area and that at least three hospitals have been evacuated. He said he had mobilized 2400 National Guardsmen with another 2500 placed on alert. Search and rescue units, he said, are also being mobilized.