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Hanna lashes Bahamas, threatens US East Coast

June 15, 2018
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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos — Hurricane Hanna slumped to tropical storm strength while grinding away at the Bahamas and other Atlantic islands on Tuesday, and forecasters said it still poses a hurricane threat to the U.S. East Coast.

(Washington Post — 7 hours ago)
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People from Texas to Alabama left ahead of Hurricane Gustav, fearing a storm that could rival Hurricane Katrina in its destructive power. (New York Times — 1 September, 2008)
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The mayor of New Orleans, who referred to Hurricane Gustav as the storm of the century, said that 14,000 to 15,000 residents had already evacuated. (New York Times — 1 September, 2008)
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Gulf Coast residents flee ahead of hurricane, now forecast to be Category 5 prior to hitting region; New Orleans mayor calls storm ‘the real deal.’

(Washington Post — 1 September, 2008)
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30 — With Hurricane Gustav gaining power as it nears the Gulf Coast, Republicans scrambled Saturday to make contingency plans for changing the tone of their national convention, worried that televised images of a lavish celebration would provide a jarring contrast to scenes of… (Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 — With Hurricane Gustav bearing down on this still-recovering region, officials on Friday took the first steps in extensive evacuation plans, hoping the lessons learned three years ago during Hurricane Katrina will avert the chaos that followed. (Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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Republican officials say they are considering delaying the start of the GOP convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul because of Tropical Storm Gustav, which is on track to hit the Gulf Coast early next week. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2008)
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DHS Secretary Chertoff heads to La. in effort to avoid mistakes made when Katrina ravaged state.

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will arrive in Louisiana today to meet with local officials preparing for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Gustav, part of an intensifying federal effort to avoid the mistakes made three years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state.

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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