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As New Orleans awaits the arrival of Hurricane Gustav, the city's levee system has been improved in some places, but also maintains vulnerabilities it suffered during Hurricane Katrina.

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Evacuating... and Staying Put in New Orleans
Video | In a stark contrast to the response of Hurricane Katrina, officials in New Orleans have successfully evacuated nearly everyone in New Orleans before Hurricane Gustav strikes, although some residents of New Orleans have decided to stay put.
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New Orleans Empties as Gustav Closes In
Article | 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.
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Hurricane Gustav Heads Toward Gulf of Mexico
Photos | Gulf Coast states prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Gustav, after it inflicted floods and landslides on the island of Hispaniola.
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New Orleans Prepares For Gustav
Article | 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.

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