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Hurricane Gustav reaches US

After claiming the lives of more than 80 people in the Caribbean, Hurricane Gustav made landfall, battering the US Gulf coast.

The hurricane continued, but the worst of the storm missed New Orleans, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

CLEAN-UP STARTS AFTER GUSTAV

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People started clearing-up just hours after Hurricane Gustav battered New Orleans and Lafitte area - 02 September 2008

GUSTAV BATTERS US COAST

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Hurricane Gustav has made landfall south-west of New Orleans, battering the US Gulf coast with torrential rain and severe winds - 01 September 2008

FIRST WINDS HIT FRENCH QUARTER

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The BBC's Matthew Price describes the impact on the city's French Quarter - 01 September 2008

EVACUATIONS FROM NEW ORLEANS

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Hundreds of thousands of people have been fleeing the southern US coast as Hurricane Gustav approaches land - 01 September 2008

RED CROSS PREPARES FOR GUSTAV

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American Red Cross spokesman Peter Teahan said the charity was expecting to house 500,000 people in shelters - 31 August 2008

HURRICANE GUSTAV BATTERS CUBA

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Hurricane Gustav raged through Cuba, causing torrential rain and strong winds - 31 August 2008

GUSTAV HITS JAMAICA WITH FORCE

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Tropical storm Gustav battered Jamaica with almost hurricane force, causing flooding, and killing at least 71 people in the Caribbean - 29 August 2008

GUSTAV ARRIVES IN HAITI

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Hurricane Gustav made landfall over Haiti, bringing heavy rains and winds to the vulnerable state- 26 August 2008





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