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Remember New Orleans

Three years ago today, Hurricane Katrina roared through the Gulf of Mexico and struck the United States coastline with an estimated force equal to a 20-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes.

Follow the link for a timeline of events surrounding the greatest natural and governmental disaster of our age, courtesy of blogofneworleans.com, the blog run by that city’s great alternative weekly, the Gambit.

Citizens there are again preparing to evacuate, as tropical storm Gustav battered Jamaica this morning, en route to the warm waters of the gulf, where forecasters predict it will strengthen into a hurricane as it moves toward the mouth of the Mississippi River.