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New Orleans Takes Measures Against Hurricane Gustav

Three years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, particularly New Orleans, the city's residents have once again evacuated as Hurricane Gustav hit the coast Monday. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports from New Orleans.

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  • TOM BEARDEN:

    We rode the storm out in the New Orleans neighborhood of Audubon Park near Tulane University.

  • NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT:

    I know of two families. Everybody else has left.

  • TOM BEARDEN:

    Bill Ryan was one of the few holdouts here.

  • NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT:

    It's remarkable, because there were so many more people here during Katrina.

  • TOM BEARDEN:

    As Gustav was hitting, Ryan made the rounds checking on the homes of his neighbors who had evacuated.

  • NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT:

    In Katrina, this whole thing was down. So I guess we're fortunate that we've only lost two parts of it.

  • TOM BEARDEN:

    He also weathered Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    So you feeling like maybe New Orleans has dodged a bullet?

  • NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT:

    We know we've dodged a bullet. The question is, we were worried about a bomb.

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