Hurricane Gustav

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    Hanna weakens but still expected in Carolinas on Friday

    Hanna weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Tuesday, and forecasters say strong winds blowing over the top of the system could cause further weakening over the next 24 hours, before Hanna is forecast to strengthen again. At 11 a.m., the poorly organized center of the tropical storm...

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    New Orleans officials remain cautious after Gustav's pass

    Hurricane Gustav, arriving weaker than feared, submerged large swaths of Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday but left New Orleans and its system of levees and flood walls largely unscathed. Louisiana officials, mindful that the extent of the flooding after Hurricane Katrina didn't become evident...

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    New Orleans evacuation breathtaking in its scope

    More than 200,000 people fled the city in 12 hours, taking to cars, buses, planes, trains and even choppers in a mass exodus that stood in stark contrast to the botched and lackadaisical evacuation before Katrina swamped the city in 2005.

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    The levees held, thanks to reconstruction and a gentler Gustav

    Through the morning of Hurricane Gustav and into afternoon rainstorms, city and state officials watched nervously — but optimistically — as waters lapped against the area's hurricane protection system. Even when all appeared well, nobody was quite willing to declare the all-clear. ...

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    Meet the last man on the last bus out of New Orleans

    Roger Klotzbier rushed through the bus terminal in downtown New Orleans, escorted by one Louisiana National Guard soldier as a half dozen others looked on. By then, after two days of frantic activity ushering thousands of people out of town, Klotzbier was the last passenger on the last bus of the...

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    Officials at midday: New Orleans levees seem to have held

    City and federal officials were cautiously optimistic at midday Monday that New Orleans' hurricane protection system, which is in the midst of a major fortification effort, had withstood the test of Hurricane Gustav. They remained wary, however, that any additional storm surge Monday afternoon, ...

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    Hanna becomes a hurricane, Ike a tropical storm

    Hello, Hanna. And hello, Ike. While everyone watched to see what Hurricane Gustav would do to New Orleans, Hurricane Hanna and Tropical Storm Ike quietly and quickly developed Monday in the Atlantic. Both could affect South Florida in the not-too-distant future.

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    Gustav bears down on U.S. Gulf coast as a dangerous storm

    Hurricane Gustav grew into a monstrous Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds, teetering on the cusp of Category 5 strength as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico early today. A Monday afternoon landfall was likely near central Louisiana, but forecasters cautioned it was too early to rule out a threat...

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    Cuba: Gustav is worst storm to hit the island in 50 years

    Authorities called the storm damage the worst since 1956. Wind gusts of 212-mph registered in the city of Paso Real de San Diego were the highest in Cuba's history, according to the provincial newspaper, the Guerrillero. Winds were so strong that the weather station instruments broke.

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    Pets getting priority this time as city empties for Gustav

    Three years after pet owners were reduced to tears while being forced to leave their dogs and cats in neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, emergency response officials are taking extraordinary care to ensure animal safety during Hurricane Gustav.

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