Hurricane Gustav Hits Louisiana

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Members of the Louisiana National Guard set up a road block in the upper 9th Ward of New Orleans as water in the Industrial Canal starts to overtop the levees and pour into the city, Sept. 1, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Members of the Louisiana National Guard observe from the Claiborne Ave. bridge in New Orleans, as water from the Industrial Canal overtops the levees and pours into the city, Sept. 1, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • A Louisiana National Guardsman crosses the street to set up a road block on the foot of the Claiborne Ave. bridge in New Orleans as water in the Industrial Canal starts to overtop the levees and pour into the city, Sept. 1, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Members of the Louisiana National Guard set up a road block in the upper 9th Ward of New Orleans as water in the Industrial Canal starts to overtop the levees and pour into the city, Sept. 1, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Louisiana Air National Guard Brig. Gen. John B. Soileau, commander of Task Force Gator in New Orleans, and New Orleans officials assess the leakage at the flood gates near the Industrial Canal in New Orleans on Sept. 1, 2008. Soileau’s task force has been assisting the New Orleans Police Department with security operations since June 2006.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Army Brig. Gen. John B. Soileau, right, Louisiana Air National Guard, commander of Task Force Gator in New Orleans, talks with a New Orleans official at a site where water is leaking through the flood gate on Sept. 1, 2008. Soileau’s task force has been assisting the New Orleans Police Department with security operations since June 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Members of the Mississippi Army National Guard's 20th Special Forces Group launch rubber boats fitted with outboard motors to rescue residents of the flooded Jordan River Shores subdivision in Kiln, Miss., Sept. 1, 2008. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Steven Stubbs