As Gustav Nears, New Orleans Becomes a Ghost Town

Posted August 31, 2008 at 12:00am

Associated Press writers Janet McConnaughey, Cain Burdeau, Alan Sayre, Allen G. Breed, Mary Foster and Stacey Plaisance contributed to this report from New Orleans. Vicki Smith in Houma, Doug Simpson in Baton Rouge and Michael Kunzelman in Lafayette also contributed. Kelli Kennedy reported from Miami.