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Gustav Hits La. Coast

The center of Hurricane Gustav crashed ashore near Cocodrie, La., some 70 miles southwest of New Orleans, Monday morning. New Orleans was spared a direct hit by the 110-mile-an-hour winds. Melissa Block gets the latest from Greg Allen.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and environmental stories. He moved into this role in 2006, after four years as NPR's Midwest correspondent.
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