A Louisiana National Guard soldier watches as residents of New Orleans start to board their train Aug. 30, 2008, as they prepare to evacuate the city prior to the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. More than 7,000 National Guard personnel are assisting local authorities with evacuation and security efforts in New Orleans and performing dozens of other missions across the state as the hurricane approaches. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens

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Taken on August 30, 2008