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Exhibit 15-4

Hurricane Rita Timber Damage

Trees damaged in the wake of Hurricane Rita could have been used in a wood-burning power plant. Hurricane Rita caused more damage to East Texas timber than any disaster in recent history, destroying or damaging about 6 percent or 771,000 acres of East Texas timber.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Services Division at 512-463-4900 or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

Source: Texas Forest Service.

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