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New Orleans Levees Tested As Gustav Lashes Gulf Coast

July 28, 2018
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NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 1 — Hurricane Gustav smashed into Louisiana’s Gulf Coast on Monday, unleashing torrential rains and 110-mph winds that sent waves of water splashing over this city’s levees. But early indications were that the weakened storm caused far less damage than originally feared, and New… (Washington Post — 16 hours ago)
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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 31 — The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for Hurricane Gustav, a storm that officials fear could devastate coastal Louisiana and parts of New Orleans that were largely spared from Hurricane Katrina’s onslaught three years ago. (Washington Post — 1 September, 2008)
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NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 2 — Hurricane Gustav weakened to a tropical depression as it continued moving northwest Tuesday, sparing this city the brunt of its force but leaving damage across a broad swath of Louisiana and Mississippi.

(Washington Post — 9 hours ago)
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Hurricane Gustav weakened to a category one storm after it crashedashore in Louisiana, west of New Orleans, the US National HurricaneCentre says. (Sydney Morning Herald — 2 September, 2008)
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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 30 — Mayor C. Ray Nagin on Saturday night ordered a mandatory evacuation of this city ahead of Hurricane Gustav, which swelled from an already deadly tropical storm into a monster depression with winds of more than 150 mph. (Washington Post — 31 August, 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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Motorways out of US city crammed as people scurry to escape killerstorm. (Sydney Morning Herald — 1 September, 2008)
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Sunday has been cited as the day that a mandatory evacuation order was possible, as Hurricane Gustav aims at the Gulf Coast. (New York Times — 30 August, 2008)
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The spinning core of Gustav bore down on southern Jamaica after leaving 67 people dead in Hispaniola. (New York Times — 29 August, 2008)
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