Katrina lessons helped La. police handle Hurricane Gustav

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By Brendan McCarthy and Sarah Carr
The Times-Picayune

NEW ORLEANS — Sometime on Monday, as Hurricane Gustav's winds whipped, New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley climbed atop a stack of wooden pallets inside the darkened Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, visible to his troops only by their flashlights.

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