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New Orleans Residents Are Ordered to Flee Hurricane

NEW ORLEANS — City officials ordered everyone to leave New Orleans beginning Sunday morning — the first mandatory evacuation since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city three years ago — as Hurricane Gustav grew into what the city’s mayor called “the storm of the century” on Saturday and moved toward the Louisiana coast.

Mayor C. Ray Nagin said Gustav was larger and more dangerous than Katrina, and pleaded with residents to get out or face enormous flooding and life-threatening winds.

Thousands of residents left the city, with some boarding trains but most of them leaving by car, causing miles of backups on some highways. Many of the city’s less mobile residents were being ferried from the city aboard buses in a carefully planned evacuation.

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THIS IS THE TIME FOR GOD’S PEOPLE TO ONCE AGAIN LET OUR LIGHT SHINE, SO THAT PEOPLE MIGHT SEE OUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN!

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