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  City declares storm curfew  Mayor Ray Nagin has put the city under curfew from sunset to dawn as Hurricane Gustav approaches. Residents have been fleeing in thousands Hundreds of thousands flee coast
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New Orleaners told to flee Gustav
Paul-led Hornets finish off Mavericks  Chris Paul had 24 points, and the Hornets held on for a 99-94 victory over Dallas to win their first-round series in five games Spurs bounce Hornets  Ginobili scored 26 points, hitting 4 free throws in the final minute, to send San Antonio to the Western Conference finals with a 91-82 victory Katrina shooting case collapses  A judge has thrown out charges of murder or attempted murder against 7 policemen involved in a shooting after Hurricane Katrina Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav

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  Winds increased to near 145 mph as it threatened the western tip of Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane
  The mayor Ray Nagin has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the entire city, as the hurricane bears down on the Gulf Coast
  About 1.9 million of Louisiana's 2 million coastal residents had fled ahead of Hurricane Gustav in the largest evacuation in state history
 More than 200,000 people have left New Orleans. Forecasters warned Gustav could hit Louisiana with devastating effect by early Monday

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Sep.1   Gustav slams into Gulf Coast
  Hurricane-force winds slammed into oil terminals around Port Fourchon, southwest of New Orleans
 Despite being downgraded to a Category Two storm, Gustav snapped power cables and choked storm drains. The levees are expected to hold
  Gustav evacuees urged to stay away
  Hurricane Gustav didn't pack the wallop of Katrina three years earlier; 2 million evacuees to stay away from the Gulf Coast for another day
Sep.2   New Orleans ready for mass return  Mayor Ray Nagin has said that nearly 200,000 residents who fled because of Hurricane Gustav can start coming back early on Thursday Sep.8   Mayor fears city too weary to flee Ike  Hurricane Ike was expected to gain strength as it barreled toward the Texas-Louisiana border

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