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Hurricane Gustav Hits U.S.

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  • Sept. 2: Casey Domangue walks through the water surrounding the home of his cousin Darrell Domangue while cleaning up after Hurricane Gustav stormed through Chauvin, La.
  • Sept. 2: Hurricane Gustav evacuees Fabiola Ribeiro and her mother, Cassia Ribeiro, with their dog Nina, wait for gas and the opportunity to return home at a gas station in Slidell, La.
  • Sept. 2: Vernon Robin Jr. cuts up a tree that fell close to his father's home after Hurricane Gustav in Morgan City, La.
  • Sept. 2: Sgt. Scott Lee, with the Louisiana National Guard, distributes food rations from FEMA to help Hurricane Gustav victims in Morgan City, La.
  • Sept. 2: Ships and barges that broke moorings and ran aground as a result of Hurricane Gustav clutter the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, La.
  • Sept. 1: The Harbor Shop bait shop at the Gulfport, Miss., Small Craft Harbor is surrounded by water as Hurricane Gustav comes ashore.
  • Sept. 1: Dennis Irwin watches from the doorway of his home as Hurricane Gustav storms through Boutte, La. Of not evacuating before the hurricane hit, Irwin said, "It's stupid, but we did it."
  • Sept. 1: Mardi Gras beads lay in the middle of Magazine Street after blowing down from the power lines as Hurricane Gustav comes in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 1: Moe Parlow, from Atlanta, shoots the water with a video camera as it splashes over the top of the Industrial Canal as Hurricane Gustav comes in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 1: New Orleans firefighters watch as water breaks over the I-wall along the industrial canal as Hurricane Gustav arrives in New Orleans, La.
  • Sept. 1: James Hufft, of FEMA, surveys the rising waters in the Industrial Canal as Hurricane Gustav comes.
  • Sept. 1: Members of the National Guard and the New Orleans Police communicate near a bridge over the Industrial Canal.
  • Sept. 1: Rising water splashes over the top of the Industrial Canal.
  • Sept. 1: Members of the National Guard scramble as they try to block off a flooding street near the Industrial Canal.
  • Sept. 1: Emily Pennington carries her dog "Rocket" wading down Parkway Drive as heavy rains and water from the Dog River flooded the neighborhood as Hurricane Gustav's hit along the Gulf Coast.
  • Sept. 1: A motorist drives down a flooded street near the Industrial Canal.
  • Sept. 1: A member of the National Guard blocks the westbound entrance to the Industrial Street Canal.
  • Sept. 1: Residents of the Pensacola, Fla. evacuation center wait as Hurricane Gustav nears the Gulf Coast.
  • Aug. 31: Fleeing Hurricane Gustav, evacuees, mostly from Beaumont, Texas are seen in the emergency shelter in the Harvey Hall Convention center in Tyler, Texas. 825 evacuees were expected at this facility, according to Brig. Gen. Victor Ortiz, of the Texas State Guard, and more then 6,000 total throughout the city.
  • Sept. 1: As the storm rages outside, National Guardsmen watch the progress of Hurricane Gustav on the television at a control center set up in Belle Chasse High School in Belle Chasse, La.
  • Sept. 1: Wendell Haynes braves he wind and rain while walking to inspect the Industrial Canal in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav approached the Louisiana area.
  • Sept. 1: Wind-blown water splashes over the Industrial Canal flood walls as Hurricane Gustav approached the Louisiana area in New Orleans. The walls protect the French Quarter and other central neighborhoods.
  • Sept. 1: As the storm rages outside, National Guardsmen take a rest in a Hurricane Gustav control center set up in Belle Chase High School in Belle Chasse, La., on Monday.
  • Aug. 31: President Bush joined by FEMA Administrator David Paulison receives an update on the preparations for Hurricane Gustav in Washington.
  • Sept. 1: With a handgun tucked in his shorts, Joe Tickle drinks a beer on his front porch as Hurricane Gustav comes in. Tickle and a group of friends defied the evacuation order.
  • Sept. 1: Louisiana National Guard 256th Infantry Brigade members of New Orleans patrol along Bourbon St. in the French Quarter before Hurricane Gustav makes land fall.
  • Sept. 1: Wind blown water splashes over the Industrial Canal flood walls as Hurricane Gustav approached the Louisiana area in New Orleans. The walls protect the French Quarter and other central neighborhoods.
  • Sept. 1: Water is pushed over the flood wall into the upper 9th Ward from the effect of Hurricane Gustav in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 1: Water breaks over the I-wall along the industrial canal as Hurricane Gustav arrives in New Orleans, La.
  • Sept. 1: Winds from Hurricane Gustav push the waters of Lake Pontchartrain onto the sea wall in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 1: Dark skies and heavy seas pound Pensacola Beach, Fla. early Monday as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast.
  • Sept. 1: Larry Ball checks wind gusts on Pensacola Beach, Fla. as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast.
  • Sept. 1: Ann Kirk watches the heavy surf on Pensacola Beach, Fla. where she lives.
  • Sept. 1: A car is washed away by the storm surge on U.S. Highway 90 as the outer bands of hurricane Gustav hit Gulfport, Miss.
  • Sept. 1: A flag blows in the wind and rain as Hurricane Gustav makes landfall in New Orleans, La.
  • Sept. 1: With the Super Dome in the background, a down tree and branches litter a street in downtown in New Orleans, as Hurricane Gustav rolls in on Monday.
  • Sept. 1: Storm surge from hurricane Gustav floods a pier as the outer bands of hurricane Gustav hit Gulfport, Miss.
  • Sept. 1: Storm surge from Gustav washes over Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis, Miss. on Monday.
  • Sept. 1: Peter Martes and Scott Chiavetts stand in the doorway of a closed bar on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans as the first rain from Hurricane Gustav falls in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 1: Storm surge specialist Wilson Shaffer points to a Hurricane Gustav storm surge computer model as he briefs National Hurricane Center director Bill Read at the hurricane center in Miami.
  • Sept. 1: Television news coverage of Hurricane Gustav is seen on a video monitor in the press tribunes above the floor of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Aug. 31: Rosalind Barthelemy of Buras, La. waits outside of a shelter in Mobile, Ala. Barthelemy just moved back into her home three months ago after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Aug. 31: Residents of Lake Charles, La., line up to board evacuation buses to flee from Hurricane Gustav in Lake Charles, La.
  • Aug. 31: Carl Bates and his brother Deshawn whose family is from New Orleans, take a break from their evacuation from Hurricane Gustav in Orange, Texas. The family had traveled more than 16 hours from New Orleans when they ran into heavy traffic in Texas and decided to turn back and go towards Georgia.
  • Sept. 1: Michael Scarls of Austin, Texas walks along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter as Hurricane Gustav approached the Louisiana area in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 1: Jeff Carr takes photos of white caps and storm surge generated from Hurricane Gustav in Mobile, Ala.
  • Aug. 31: Shelby Leblanc from Metairie, La., makes a sand castle on the beach in Biloxi, Miss., under the hurricane clouds of Gustav, while Logan Carter plays in the water. Leblanc and Carter, along with their families, evacuated from New Orleans.
  • Aug. 31: Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Col. Alvin Lee talk about the Corps preparations for Hurricane Gustav during a news conference bin New Orleans.
  • Aug. 31: Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, makes a point while talking about the Corps preparations for Hurricane Gustav during a news conference in New Orleans.
  • Sept. 1: Sara Milligan holds her 12-week-old daughter after they stopped at a Pensacola, Fla. rest stop, after fleeing New Orleans. The rest stop reported by noon that more than 5,000 people had stopped to ask for directions and hotel information. Normally, only 2,000 people stop there each day.
  • Aug. 31: Water from the Gulf of Mexico hits the bottom of an empty fishing pier in Dauphin Island, Ala., as Hurricane Gustav approaches.
  • Sept. 1: Philip Turner rides his bike past a boarded up business along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Louisiana area in New Orleans.
  • Aug. 31: National Hurricane Center meteorologist Todd Kimberlain and assistant hurricane center director Ed Rappaport simultaneously present a generic Hurricane Gustav television advisory in Spanish and English respectively at the hurricane center in Miami. Gustav is threatening a portion of the U.S. Gulf coast as major hurricane, according to forecasters.
  • Aug. 31: Hurricane specialists at the National Hurricane Center in Miami utilize a paper tracking map to plot a forecast track and coordinate points for Hurricane Gustav at the hurricane center in Miami.
  • Aug. 31: Louisiana evacuees creep northward away from the path of Hurricane Gustav in the contraflowed southbound lane of U.S. 55 about 10 miles south of Brookhaven, Miss. The influx of evacuees into Brookhaven — the first city after the contraflow ends — caused some church-based shelters in the community to begin reaching capacity by 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Aug. 31: A fisherman talks on his cell phone near his shrimp boat, Sea Express V, as he prepares to ride out Hurricane Gustav on the vessel in Delcambre, La. For many this weekend, it was simply a matter of preparing as much as possible -- then waiting for Monday's expected arrival of Gustav.
  • Aug. 31: A patient is evacuated into an ambulance at West Jefferson Medical Center, fleeing the approaching Hurricane Gustav in LA.
  • Aug. 31: Shrimp fisherman Jay Oregon tosses the rope to a fellow fisherman as they secure a shrimp fishing boat in Bayou La Batre, Ala.
  • Aug 31: This NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Gustav in the Gulf of Mexico. Gustav is expected to strengthen to a category four hurricane before making landfall on Monday.
  • Aug 31: A Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle attempts to make its way through northbound traffic on U.S. 55 Sunday as evacuees line the interstate on their way out of the path of Hurricane Gustav.
  • Aug 31: Rhonda Landry, 43, left, and Altus Causey, 42 wait to be picked up for evacuation from New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav approached the Louisiana coast.
  • Aug 31: Contraflow traffic from the southbound lane on U.S. 55 is re-routed into the northbound lane just north Exit 30 at Bogue Chitto, Miss. The interstate was contra flowed in order to allow a quicker and more organized evacuation from areas expected to be hit the hardest by Hurricane Gustav.
  • Aug. 30: People line up to be evacuated from the train station parking lot in New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast. People who do not have a way out of the city are being put on trains and buses.
  • Aug. 30: This image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Gustav taken at 6:55 a.m. EDT. Gustav swelled to a fearsome Category 3 hurricane early Saturday with winds of 115 mph as it approached western Cuba on a track to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami called the storm "dangerous" and said it had reached the status of a major hurricane, the second one of this Atlantic season after Bertha in July. 5 a.m. EDT Saturday, Gustav's eye had left the Caymans behind and was about 255 miles east-southeast of the western tip of Cuba. It was moving northwest near 12 mph.
  • Aug. 30: People line up at an evacuation point in New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf coast. Gustav strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane Saturday, and as city officials started evacuation plans, some residents weren't waiting to be told to leave.
  • Aug. 30: Volunteers carry a young child into the train station as people wait in line to be evacuated from New Orleans. People who do not have a way out of the city are being put on trains and buses in anticipation that Hurricane Gustav will make landfall on the Louisiana coast.
  • Aug. 30: A young girl waits be evacuated from New Orleans at the train and bus stations as Hurricane Gustav enter the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 3 storm with winds up to 125 mph. People who do not have another way out of the city are being put on trains and buses.
  • Aug. 30: A woman arrives at an evacuation point at a bus station in New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf coast.
  • Aug. 30: A couple heads to the line where they will register their pets for evacuation from New Orleans. People who do not have a way out of the city are being put on trains and buses, in anticipation of the expected landfall of Hurricane Gustav on the Louisiana coast.
  • Aug. 30: A young man works on his bicycle in front of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The Superdome will not be used as a shelter in the event that Hurricane Gustav reaches New Orleans.
  • Aug. 30: Louisiana National Guardsmen Jason McCurtis, Bertha Babineaux and Brandon Lafayette look over addresses of Plaquemines Parish residents to be evacuated, in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
  • Aug. 29: Ronald Baker of Biloxi, Miss., puts up wood on the bottom of his elevated house to protect the insulation in case Gustav hits the area.
  • Aug. 29: Workers move public beach bathhouse and other facilities off the western end of Dauphin Island, Ala. in preparation for Gustav.
  • Aug. 29: Members of the Louisiana National Guard arrive at their staging area at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans. The guard has been deployed in preparation for the approaching storm Gustav.
  • Aug. 29: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff stands with local and state officials to discuss hurricane preparedness in Gulfport, Miss.
  • Aug. 29: Jerrod William winces as saw dust falls while Donny Premeaux cuts a piece of plywood to fit a city hall window in D'Iberville, Miss.
  • Aug. 28: Melvin McGuire, Brad Sapia and Wayne Brown send sheets of plywood up to Jeff St. Amant while boarding up windows at a French Quarter building in New Orleans as Gustav enters the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Aug. 28: Animal control officers load cats into a truck to evacuate from the city at the SPCA in New Orleans.
  • Aug. 28: From left to right, Joshua Bernard, Jason Hunt, Dwight Beckett, Royce Cottrell and Chris Billings, tourists from Oklahoma, drink on Bourbon Street and say they are "playing it by ear,'' regarding a possible evacuation as Gustav enters the Gulf of Mexico, as the group is seen in New Orleans.
  • Aug. 28: Trucks haul shipping containers out of the Mississippi State Port at Gulfport, Miss. in preparation for Gustav.
  • Aug. 28: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, surrounded by city officials, speaks to members of the media about Gustav in New Orleans.
  • Aug. 28: An electronic billboard on I-110 in D'Iberville, Miss. urges residents to be prepared for the possible arrival of Gustav.
  • Aug. 27: Ace Hardware of Ocean Springs, Miss., owner Curtis Dosch helps Billy and Sharon McCoy purchase a chainsaw, tarps and a few other supplies. Many residents are stocking up on supplies ahead of the possible landfall of Gustav in South Mississippi.

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