Gustav Makes Landfall, Just Missing New Orleans

A weakened Hurricane Gustav stormed ashore in a deserted coastal area just west of New Orleans, a near miss for the nearly deserted city still haunted by the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. Water spilled over the top of levees protecting New Orleans, but Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Rene Poche said the levees were holding and that he did not expect any surge flooding. That sigh of relief in New Orleans, however, was not good news for the coastal towns to the west. Although Gustav was...Full Story
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