Hurricane Gustav approaches Louisiana
Ed Rappaport Deputy Director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, provides the latest forecast for Hurricane Gustav on August 31, 2008. Gustav a category 3 hurricane is expected to make landfall in Louisiana , on September 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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The 2012 Republican National Convention was gaveled in Monday by national GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, then immediately recessed until Tuesday.
Tropical storm Isaac may hit Tampa, Fla., on the Republican National Convention's opening day, a National Hurricane Center map indicates.
New Orleans needs a shelter where the elderly and poor can be protected from another major hurricane without leaving the city, officials say.
The Louisiana National Guard will coordinate moving evacuees during the state's next mandatory hurricane evacuation, officials said.
Rep. William Jefferson, a Democrat under indictment on corruption charges, trailed a Republican newcomer Saturday in Louisiana's election.
The scuba-diving industry in Florida says the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany was pushed into deeper water by Hurricane Gustav.
Officials in Louisiana say so many people there were left without electricity when Hurricane Gustav hit because of a weak power grid.
The death toll from four major storms hitting Haiti in August and September has reached 800 people, International Red Cross officials say.