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New Orleans braces for monster hurricane

Crescent City under evacuation; storm may overwhelm levees

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This animated satellite image taken Sunday evening shows Katrina approaching the Gulf Coast.

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HURRICANE KATRINA

12 p.m. ET Sunday

Position of center:
90 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River

Latitude: 27.8 north

Longitude:
89.4 west

Top sustained winds:
near 160 mph
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