HURRICANE SHUTS DOWN GULF ACTIVITY

A.D. Koen Gulf Coast News Editor Producers in the Gulf of Mexico and plant operators in South Louisiana last week were checking for damage wrought by Hurricane Andrew. The killer hurricane, its winds docked at as much as 164 mph, blasted across southern Florida Aug. 24 and plowed west into the gulf, then swung north and again made landfall near New Iberia, La. By Aug. 26 Andrew had reached Baton Rouge and was downgraded to a tropical storm.

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