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Louisiana governor declares emergency ahead of Gustav

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Jindal: We're hoping "for the best, but we're preparing for the worst"

Tropical Storm Gustav could hit New Orleans area by weekend -- or nowhere near

Plans in place for evacuation, shelters; residents urged to prepare

Friday is third anniversary of Katrina's disastrous arrival in New Orleans

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, shown in June, says National Guard members will help storm preparations. "We are going to hope for the best, but we're preparing for the worst," Jindal said Wednesday.

The move puts Louisiana in position to receive federal disaster assistance. Jindal also said 3,000 National Guard members will be deployed to vulnerable areas in Louisiana on Thursday to assist with securing shelters and preparing for possible evacuations.

Jindal cited forecasts that Gustav, which killed 22 people in Hai

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Added: Aug-28-2008 
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