Latest Effects of Hurricane Georges in Louisiana Stories

2008-08-30 18:10:00

Officials say evacuation efforts have started as Hurricane Gustav churns toward an expected early-Tuesday landfall on the central Louisiana coast. "I am strongly, strongly encouraging everyone in the city to evacuate," New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin said in a news conference Saturday afternoon. A mandatory evacuation could be announced by early Sunday, The New York Times reported. Voluntary evacuations had begun with local, state and federal officials all saying they were cooperating to...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'