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Allstate Ramps Up Gulf Operations

Updated: 08/31/2008 - Allstate Insurance officials say they are ramping up operations throughout the Gulf Coast in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav's landfall.

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Hurricane Winds Could Hit Louisiana By Monday Morning

Posted: 08/31/2008 - As forecasters warned Hurricane Gustav could hit Louisiana on Monday with devastating effect, officials pleaded with Gulf Coast residents to flee and Republicans said they'd abbreviate the opening day of their national convention.

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Gustav Grounds N.O. Flights

Updated: 08/31/2008 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- All commercial flights have stopped at Louisiana's largest commercial airport, in suburban New Orleans.

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School Closures For Tuesday

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Here is a list of school districts in Mississippi that will be closed on Tuesday.

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MSU Expected To Operate As Normal

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Mississippi State University says to expect class as normal on Tuesday following the Labor Day holiday.

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Southern Miss. Closed Through Tuesday

Posted: 08/31/2008 - The University of Southern Mississippi says all offices and classes are closed at the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.

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LSU Closed Through Wednesday

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Louisiana State University has announced its closure through Wednesday due to Hurricane Gustav.

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Loyola University

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Loyola University in New Orleans is closed but says classes will resume Tuesday in an online format.

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Univ. of South Ala. Hurricane Status

Posted: 08/31/2008 - The University of South Alabama in Mobile says to expect classes to resume Tuesday following the Labor Day holiday.

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New Orleans Airport Closed

Posted: 08/31/2008 - As of 6:30 pm, the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans is closed.

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Gustav Impact Felt In St. Paul

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Hurricane Gustav forced John McCain to curtail much of the Republican National Convention's opening day and, thus, threatened to upend everything from GOP party-building efforts to the candidate's own campaign strategy.

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I-55 in Mississippi Back to 2-Way Traffic

Updated: 08/31/2008 - Interstate 55 in south Mississippi is back to two-way traffic. Officials expected to end contraflow late Sunday or early Monday on Interstate 59 in south Mississippi.

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New Orleans Leaders Confident Police Won't Bolt

Posted: 08/31/2008 - More than a week ago, at the first hint Gustav could be a threat to New Orleans, police Superintendent Warren Riley issued an unusual order - he gave all the city's 1,485 officers paid time off to get their families to safety.

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McCain To Fly Delegates To Gulf Coast

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Republican John McCain's campaign chartered a plane Sunday to fly some Gulf Coast delegates home from the party's convention and evacuate the families of others to Minnesota in light of Hurricane Gustav.

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Gustav Shutters Refineries On Gulf Coast

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Hurricane Gustav's threat to the Gulf Coast halted about 15 percent of U.S. refining capacity Sunday, though for now prices at the pump have not risen dramatically.

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Gustav Gives Nagin A Second Change To Get It Right

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Ray Nagin's rhetoric was tough - calling Hurricane Gustav "the mother of all storms" - but his demeanor was confident and cool as he ordered the second evacuation of his city in three years.

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Louisiana College, Pro Teams Flee Gustav

Posted: 08/31/2008 - As Tulane's football team embarked on an unexpected trip to Birmingham, Ala., with Hurricane Gustav on their minds, center Michael Parenton figured it couldn't be any worse than the last time the Green Wave left campus with a major storm threatening Louisiana's coast.

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FEMA Offers Locator Service For Gustav Victims

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Lost or displaced Gulf Coast residents will be able to search for their families in Hurricane Gustav's aftermath through a new FEMA locator system that was created as a lesson learned from the chaotic 2005 storms, FEMA Director David Paulison said Sunday.

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Gulf Coast Utilities Ready For Gustav

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Utilities from the Florida Panhandle to Texas are mobilizing hardhats for Hurricane Gustav, a powerful Category 3 monster packing winds of up 120 mph and gearing up to be the biggest storm to hit the Gulf since Katrina.

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