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Gustav Hits Vulnerable Coastal Area

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Gustav Hits Vulnerable Coastal Area

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Gustav Hits Vulnerable Coastal Area

Gustav Hits Vulnerable Coastal Area

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It has been estimated that the Louisiana loses a football-sized area of wetlands every 40 minutes due to damage caused by levees. Robert Twilley of Louisiana State University tells Melissa Block that Gustav hit smack in the middle of the state's most vulnerable coastal area. Can it recover?

Correction Sept. 4, 2008

In the interview, we defined MRGO as "Morganza Gulf Outlet." MRGO stands for Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.

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