Preparing for Mass Exodus As Gustav Gathers Strength
Article | CHALMETTE, La., Aug. 28 -- Determined to avoid the mistakes made when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, federal and state officials began preparations for massive evacuations if it becomes clear that Tropical Storm Gustav will sweep over the region with the same force as Katrina.
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.
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.
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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