DALLAS - Three years into the country's largest-ever reconstruction effort following one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history, Louisiana was hit by two hurricanes in less than two weeks.

On Sept. 1, Hurricane Gustav hit the Louisiana coast with winds of 110 miles per hour. In contrast to Hurricane Katrina, whose storm surge overcame several levees in New Orleans and flooded much of the city in September 2005, most of the damage from Gustav was attributed to the high winds.

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