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Residents Continue To Flee Ivan

Residents continue slow exodus to flee incoming Hurricane Ivan

Traffic has been inching along, moving north from the Gulf Coast, as more and more people begin heading inland. Hurricane Ivan is churning closer to land. The Category Four storm is about 180 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Forecasters say it could make landfall anywhere from the Florida panhandle to Grand Isle, Louisiana, west of New Orleans. Evacuation orders have been issued all along the coast. Forecasters say the storm may hit early tomorrow morning and hurricane-force winds could penetrate up to 100 miles inland.

Officials in New Orleans, which actually sits below sea level, are working on a "last resort" emergency shelter for the thousands of people and tourists who can't leave the city.

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