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HOUSTON Neighbors who live on Angel Lane in southwest Houstonwere among the millions of fanswhowatched the final Oprah Winfrey Show Wednesday.

It s a street that exists because of Oprah. The talk show host donated $10 million in 2005 to help build homes for survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Oprah s fans donated $5 million and Habitat for Humanity and others helped with the rest.

If I wouldn t have gotten this house, I wouldn t have had anywhere to live. We would literally be under a bridge, said Hurricane Rita survivor Yvette Bynum.

Bynum, who s from Daisetta, lost everything in Rita. The ceiling blew off of her home and landed on her youngest daughter s crib. Her family of four moved to Angel Lane just weeks after their home was destroyed.

There s no question as to where she ll be sitting Wednesday at 4 p.m. CST.

I was in labor for 36 hours with my son, so during that time I probably missed an episode, but that s about the only episode I missed, she said. I m sad to see this part of her go, but I know that she s moving on and I think that s a great thing for her.

Jaime Cunningham, a mother of two from New Orleans, lives across the street and a few doors down from the Bynums. Her home was destroyed during Katrina. She spent Tuesday watching the many stars that appeared on Oprah s second to last show. She danced with her 6-year-old son as singing sensation Usher closed the show.

It s going to be hard for some of the ones who love to view it every day (and) record it while they re at work, said Cunningham.

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