Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane Ivan

A storeowner boards up his shop in the nearly deserted French Quarter in New Orleans.

A storeowner boards up his shop in the nearly deserted French Quarter in New Orleans. Sep.t 14, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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A storeowner boards up his shop in the nearly deserted French Quarter in New Orleans. Sept. 14, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Gulf Coast residents are preparing for Hurricane Ivan, a storm with sustained winds of 140 mph. While more than 1 million residents heed evacuation warnings, some weary of storm warnings are stocking up to ride out the hurricane. Hear NPR's Ari Shapiro.

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