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New Orleans Prepares For Gustav

July 28, 2018
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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 — 30 August, 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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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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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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Gustav smashes into Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, unleashing torrential rains and 110-mph winds that sent waves of water splashing over this city’s levees.

(Washington Post — 17 hours ago)
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Republicans make contingency plans for event amid Gustav; Bush, Cheney will not attend.

(Washington Post — 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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A day after the city narrowly averted devastation from Hurricane Gustav, officials asked for more time to restore power and repair widespread damage. (New York Times — 12 hours ago)
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