Thu, August 19, 2010

Hurricane Gustav

New Orleans residents to return to no power

Enter at your own risk, New Orleans. That was the message from Mayor Ray Nagin, who gave residents the go-ahead to return to the Crescent City early Thursday, but with several warnings — many homes were without electricity or working toilets and a dusk-to-dawn curfew would still be in effect. Full story

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Gustav lands on U.S.

Gustav, a dangerous Category 4 hurricane a few days ago, hit shore as a Category 2 storm, one step below Katrina's strength when it made landfall.

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New Orleans residents to return to no power

GMT SINA.com NEW ORLEANS - Enter at your own risk, New Orleans. That was the message from Mayor Ray Nagin, who gave residents the go-ahead to return to the Crescent City early Thursday, but with several warnings — many homes were without electricity or working toilets and a dusk-to-dawn curfew would still be in effect.

Emergency officials: Gustav causes no casualty yet in U.S. gulf coast

GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- No reported casualty has been caused by Hurricane Gustav, which is sweeping the U.S. Gulf coast region, including New Orleans, Louisiana, where about 1,600 people died after Katrina Hurricane hit in 2005, emergency officials said Monday.

Schwarzenegger pledges more help to Gustav-stricken area

GMT Xinhua English LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Monday that California "stands ready to help those in the Gulf region in any way that we can" as Hurricane Gustav was sweeping the Gulf Coast,.

Gustav's possible economic hit is widespread

GMT SINA.com Although attention is focused on the petroleum industry as Hurricane Gustav takes aim at the Gulf Coast, billions of dollars are at stake in other economic sectors: New Orleans' trademark tourism industry, the shipping business, sugar harvesting — and even such niche products as red-hot Tabasco sauce.

Homecoming after the storm

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Bush visits Louisiana after Gustav

GMT Reuters The President said, "We're much better coordinated this time than we were with Katrina. State government, the local government and the federal government were able to work effectively together. There is still more work to be done."

Gustav less fierce than feared

GMT Reuters Hurricane Gustav struck the U.S. Gulf Coast just west of New Orleans, hammering the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with surging floodwaters that threatened its rebuilt levees.

Gustav sideswipes New Orleans

GMT China Daily Waves crash against a stop sign on Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis, Miss. on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, as Hurricane Gustav hits the Gulf Coast.