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By Cohen, Ariella New Orleans officials must take a stronger lead in protecting its infrastructure and buildings from future hurricanes, said the planner behind the city's forthcoming 20-year land-use master plan.
"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.
By GUY ADAMS The men who predicted New Orleans would be destroyed by "the mother of all storms" faced charges of over-reacting yesterday as residents dusted themselves down and tried, with limited success, to pick their way home to the battered city.
Officials in southeast Louisiana said Wednesday they were preparing for a flood of Hurricane Gustav refugees to stream back into their part of the state. In New Orleans, however, Mayor Ray Nagin announced that residents wouldn't be allowed back until 11:59 p.m.
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 LIAM CHRISTOPHER HURRICANE Gustav crashed into a mainly-deserted US Gulf coast and delivered only a glancing blow to New Orleans as it weakened and headed inland.