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...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'