In New Orleans: ‘The Whole City Is Laid Off’

Barely a week ago, David McGraw was cooking daily for hundreds of fine diners at one of New Orleans’ illustrious restaurants. Today he’s cooking for himself at home — laid off along with hundreds of thousands of people across the country in a massive economic upheaval spurred by efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Evacuations Ordered on Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nears

A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will strain the levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday.

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