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Hurricane in Louisiana, USA

Tuesday, 02 September 2008

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Louisiana, USA
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of the State of Louisiana
Project Management:
Center for Space Research - University of Texas at Austin

Description of the event

Hurricane Gustav has made landfall as a category 2 storm in Louisiana in the USA and has caused much wind and water damage. A full scale evacuation had taken place on 31 August, with more than two million people along the coast in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi leaving their homes.