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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gustav Headed for Louisiana

This NOAA satellite image shows Tropical Strom Gustav. Tropical ...
With Tropical Storm Gustav swirling near Cuba and likely to enter the Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane this weekend, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said an evacuation could begin as early as Friday -- three years to the day after Katrina inundated New Orleans. On Wednesday, Gustav drifted away from Haiti and the Dominican Republic after killing 16 people. They forecast that the storm could a dangerous hurricane as it passes through the Gulf of Mexico. The state's catastrophic action team and could declare a state of emergency as early as Thursday. Residents could start leaving the state as early as this weekend.