Hurricane Gustav tests disaster plans of better-prepared La. restaurateurs

Hurricane Gustav tests disaster plans of better-prepared La. restaurateurs

With the hurricane season officially continuing until Nov. 30, Gulf and East Coast restaurant operators face more than two months of potential stormy weather ahead.

Hurricane Gustav, which smashed into the Louisiana coast Sept. 1 and forced evacuations inland by nearly 2 million people, magnified concerns about preparations for foreseeable disasters, ongoing tangles with insurance providers and costly interruptions of business.

Many lessons were learned after the $41 billion in d

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