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Gustav stepped onto U.S. soil

September 1 2008
19:30

A few hours ago, on the southern coast of the United States - Louisiana State - came Tropical Storm Gustav. Wind speed at the epicenter of disaster now reaches 175 km / h.

According to meteorologists and rescuers, despite the fact that Gustav weakened to the second category of risk on a scale, it still poses a serious threat to coastal areas of the United States.

At the weekend from the coast of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were evacuated hundreds of thousands of people. Almost all residents of New Orleans, which was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2003, left the city, fearing a repetition of the tragedy, reports Reuters.

We recall that Hurricane Gustav last week has already claimed lives in the Caribbean more than 80 people. Considerable damage was caused in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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