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Gustav Evacuees On Bus Ponder Life Far From Home

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Thousands of people were evacuated from New Orleans on Saturday, starting their journey at bus stops throughout the city, from where they were taken to a central terminal where they waited in lines stretching nearly a mile.

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Powerful Gustav Heads For US After Hitting Cuba

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Hurricane Gustav roared into the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after destroying homes and roads in Cuba. The mayor of New Orleans ordered residents to flee the "storm of the century" by morning.

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Oil Companies Shutting Down Gulf Operations

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Royal Dutch Shell, BP and other oil companies wrapped up evacuations and shut down production Saturday as an intensifying Hurricane Gustav churned toward the petroleum-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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New Orleans Residents Get Out Of Gustav's Way

Posted: 08/31/2008 - As dawn broke Sunday over a city under siege, bumper-to-bumper traffic was reported in nearly every direction as residents heeded orders to flee an only partially rebuilt New Orleans.

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Hurricane Warning Issued

Updated: 08/31/2008 - A Hurricane Warning is in effect for southeast Louisiana and for coastal Mississippi and Alabama.

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Gustav Slams Cuba

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Gustav slammed into Cuba's tobacco-growing western tip as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane Saturday while both Cubans and Americans scrambled to flee the storm as it roared toward the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans.

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New Orleans Orders Mandatory Evacuation

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Spooked by predictions that Hurricane Gustav could grow into a Category 5 monster, an estimated 1 million people fled the Gulf Coast Saturday.

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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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