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Koreans in New Orleans Exodus

Korean Daily, News Report, Posted: Sep 02, 2008

Thousands Korean residents in New Orleans were among the more than two million who fled the city and the Gulf region, when Hurricane Gustav threatened the area, reported Korea Daily. Many fled to Atlanta, GA, a city with a sizable Korean population. Some found a shelter in martial arts studios run by Koreans in Picayune and other cities adjacent to New Orleans. Jun Ho Nam, president of the Korean Federation in New Orleans, told the newspaper that the Koreans who had experienced the deadly force of Hurricane Katrina were hurriedly running away to the areas in the opposite direction of Gustav's path.

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