Latest Effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans Stories
"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." -- Herbert Spencer Hurricane Gustav last week spared New Orleans a Katrina-like onslaught. While it was still a bad Category 2 storm, the levees held.
By Adam Nossiter and John Schwartz Thayer Evans contributed reporting from Houma, Louisiana.
By Mary Foster and Melinda Deslatte Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands of people who fled Hurricane Gustav forced the city to reluctantly open its doors Wednesday, but nearly 1.2 million homes and businesses across Louisiana were still without electricity and officials said it could take as long as a month to fully restore power.
AS HURRICANE Gustav, larger and more dangerous than 2005's Katrina, barreled toward Louisiana last weekend, nearly 2 million people evacuated coastal areas in a coordinated, methodical effort. Shelters opened hundreds of miles inland. Patients were airlifted from hospitals and nursing homes.
By Becky Bohrer and Doug Simpson Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- Millions fled the Gulf Coast in fear of Hurricane Gustav, billed as the apocalyptic "mother of all storms." It didn't deliver. Now, with three other storms lining up in the Atlantic some fear people might not listen next time.
By Adam Nossiter, Damien Cave, Kareem Fahim and James Barron Shaila Dewan contributed reporting from New Orleans; Eric Lipton and Steven Lee Myers from Washington; Thayer Evans from Lafayette, Louisiana; Staci Semrad from San Antonio, Texas; James C. McKinley Jr.
Utility officials say Hurricane Gustav left more than a million people without power Tuesday on the U.S. Gulf Coast. That number was expected to grow as evacuees returned home and reported outages, The Washington Post reported.
From wire reports NEW ORLEANS This nearly deserted city appeared to have escaped threats of full-scale devastation Monday when Hurricane Gustav came ashore 70 miles to the southwest, bearing winds and rain far less formidable than earlier forecast.
From wire reports NEW ORLEANS With a historic evacuation of 1.9 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night - as the nation waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina.
By Stacey Plaisance and Becky Bohrer Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- With a historic evacuation of nearly 2 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night -- and even presidential politics took a back seat as the nation waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina.
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