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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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Hurricane Gustav: Advisory #22

Posted: 08/30/2008 - Here is the 4 am CDT Saturday Hurricane Gustav advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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MDOT Activates Call Center

Updated: 08/30/2008 - The Mississippi Department of Transportation has activated a call center to assist the traveling public with information about roads and traffic.

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Gustav Threatens Blood Supply

Updated: 08/30/2008 - United Blood Services is concerned that Hurricane Gustav and Labor Day may be a double blow in efforts to get blood donations.

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Agencies Coordinate for Gustav

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Homeland security, emergency responders and utility companies met in Meridian Friday morning to coordinate plans for possible impact from Hurricane Gustav.

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Hurricane Gustav: Advisory #20

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Here is the 4 pm CDT Friday Hurricane Gustav advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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Schools Plan for Gustav

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Area schools are making preparations for Gustav, in case it causes problems that will interrupt the normal routine next week.

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Governor Announces Mandatory Evacuations

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issued mandatory evacuations for some residents of Harrison and Hancock counties, beginning Sunday morning. Interstates 55 and 59 will be northbound only sometime this weekend.

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EMEPA Prepares for Gustav

Updated: 08/30/2008 - EMEPA said it activated its emergency work plan earlier this week and secured additional line crews, should its system be damaged.

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Hotel Rooms Going Fast

Updated: 08/30/2008 - Hotel rooms in the south are quickly filling up as Gustav approaches.

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Pet Shelters Emptying Cages As Gustav Approaches

Updated: 08/30/2008 - An animal shelter sent dozens of stray cats out of town, while pet owners bought pet food and travel crates in case they have to evacuate ahead of Tropical Storm Gustav.

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New Orleans Hospitals Stock Up For Gustav

Posted: 08/29/2008 - With the approach of Gustav, which forecasters say could make landfall as a hurricane in coming days, hospital officials are making emergency plans.

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Oil Rises On Fears Gustav Will Hit Gulf

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Oil prices extended their rise Friday on renewed expectations tropical storm Gustav will soon enter the Gulf of Mexico area, home to a quarter of U.S. crude supplies and 40 percent of its refining capacity.

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Gustav Could Be Perfect Political Spin Storm

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Katrina was a natural disaster that turned into a political one for the Bush administration. Gustav, now on course for the Gulf Coast almost three years to the day since that hurricane struck, could offer the chance for redemption or point-scoring in the presidential campaign.

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