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New Orleans waits for storm of the century

July 28, 2018
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DESPERATE to avoid a repeat of the 2005 Katrina catastrophe, NewOrleans began mandatory evacuations yesterday as a hurricane hailedby the city’s mayor as ‘the storm of the century’ threatened toengulf the disaster-scarred city today. (Sydney Morning Herald — 31 August, 2008)
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With Hurricane Gustav gaining strength, many residents were not waiting for evacuation orders to be issued. (New York Times — 31 August, 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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New Orleans began a far more carefully planned evacuation than took place exactly three years ago when Hurricane Katrina struck. (New York Times — 31 August, 2008)
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Hurricane Gustav may have claimed three lives before crossing theUS Gulf Coast, says Louisiana Governorl. Meanwhile, New Orleans isa ‘ghost town’. (Sydney Morning Herald — 1 September, 2008)
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