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Jindal: Evacuation contraflow will not likely begin before Sunday

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says contra-flow evacuations, if needed, will not begin before Sunday, based on current projections of Gustav's path.

Jindal has also ordered the Louisiana National Guard to deploy more than 1,500 guardsmen to New Orleans as early as Friday to assist in securing the city.

Jindal and US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff are scheduled to hold a news conference at 5pm Thursday to give an update on storm preparations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION RELEASED BY JINDAL'S OFFICE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, CLICK HERE.

The news conference will be broadcast live on WAFB-TV and on WWW.WAFB.COM.

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