UPDATE: Most schools in the New Orleans area have reopened. To read The New Orleans Times-Picayune article, click here.
New Orleans public school campuses survived Hurricane Gustav with broken tree limbs and windows and minor roof damage, officials say. Apart from a few repairs, the buildings need electricity to reopen next week. The damage caused by Gustav was considerably less serious than the flooding and destruction Hurricane Katrina brought three years ago. Campuses citywide suffered about $1 billion in damage in the 2005 storm season. To read The New Orleans Times-Picayune article, click here.