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Gustav Slams Cuba As Cat 4 Storm

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Gustav howled into Cuba's Isla de Juventud as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane on Saturday while both Cubans and Americans scrambled to flee the path of the fast-growing storm.

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Forecasters Struggle With Hurricane Predictions

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Weather experts have become much better at determining where a hurricane will hit, but they acknowledge they have little skill in figuring out its intensity well ahead of time.

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Gustav Cuts Off 75% Of Gulf Oil

Posted: 08/30/2008 - More than three-quarters of the Gulf of Mexico's offshore oil production had been cut off Saturday as energy companies evacuated petroleum platforms in the face of Hurricane Gustav.

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New Orleans Gets Ready As Gustav Strengthens

Posted: 08/30/2008 - A million people took to Gulf Coast highways Saturday, boarding up homes and businesses and fleeing dangerous Hurricane Gustav by bus and automobile as the season's most powerful Atlantic storm took aim at Louisiana.

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2 University of Alabama Students Die In Auto Crash

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Police say two University of Alabama students on their way to the beach for the Labor Day holiday weekend were killed in an automobile crash on Interstate 65 near Mobile.

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Lines For Evacuation Buses Grow In New Orleans

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Lines of people waiting for buses to take them out of New Orleans are growing longer and traffic is growing heavier on the main highways as Hurricane Gustav strengthens.

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Guard Brings Gustav Warning Door-To-Door On Miss. Coast

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Emergency management officials in Mississippi's three coastal huddled today (Saturday) to plan for the potential of damaging winds and flooding when Gustav makes landfall early next week.

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Gustav Now Category 4 Storm

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Hurricane Gustav has been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane as it passes near the Isle of Pines and moves toward western Cuba.

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New Orleans Jittery As Another Hurricane Approaches

Posted: 08/30/2008 - These are nervous times in New Orleans. Its citizens don't sleep well in August, not when a hurricane lurks offshore. With Gustav poised to bear down on the Gulf, people are nervous.

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Ala. Governor: No Evacuation For Now

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says no evacuation order is planned for now but Hurricane Gustav could change course before making landfall.

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MDOT Ready for Contra Flow

Updated: 08/30/2008 - An evacuation plan preceding Hurricane Katrina moved over a million people off the Gulf Coast in 24 hours. That same plan will be tested by Hurricane Gustav.

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Red Cross Readies for Landfall

Updated: 08/30/2008 - The American Red Cross is making preparations to feed, shelter, and provide emotional support to people affected by Hurricane Gustav.

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Residents Begin Leaving Gulf Coast Ahead Of Storm

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Hurricane Gustav strengthened into a dangerous storm Saturday, and as city officials started evacuation plans, some residents weren't waiting to be told to leave.

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Gustav Swells To Dangerous Cat 3 Storm Off Cuba

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Gustav swelled to a fearsome Category 3 hurricane with winds of 120 mph as it shrieked toward the heartland of Cuba's cigar industry Saturday on a track to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, three years after Hurricane Katrina.

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