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New Orleans spared Gustav’s worst

July 28, 2018
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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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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. 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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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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Mayor Ray Nagin issues order amid predictions the hurricane will reach Category 5 before hitting Gulf Coast states early next week.

(Washington Post — 31 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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A weakening Hurricane Gustav roared onto the Gulf Coast early Monday morning, its once fierce winds easing a bit and cutting the greatest destruction on communities southwest of New Orleans.

(Washington Post — 1 September, 2008)
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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 — 15 hours ago)
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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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The path of tropical storm Gustav remained unchanged since Thursday, when officials in Mississippi and Louisiana announced emergency preparations. (New York Times — 30 August, 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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President Bush, faced with the prospect of a second monster hurricane striking the Gulf Coast on his watch, checked in with governors and federal officials Saturday to make sure Washington was doing all it can. (MSNBC — 31 August, 2008)
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