from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Louisiana, in the southeast-central part of the state on a bluff above the Mississippi River. Founded in 1719 as a French fort, it became the state capital in 1849 and was captured (May 1862) by Union admiral David Farragut during the Civil War. It is a major port of entry and oil-refining center. Population: 230,000.
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- proper n. A city that is the capital of the state of Louisiana in the United States.
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- n. capital of Louisiana
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CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Well it's finally letting a little bit go for Baton Rouge, which is just got battered, because at the very end of this track across southern Louisiana the storm turned to the north.
Now, people here really don't know which way to go except north, as far away as they can get, because the mayor is saying that with the force of this hurricane, if it comes in as a four or five hurricane, in Baton Rouge, which is some 80 miles away to the north and northwest that even in Baton Rouge, people there would feel 100-mile-an-hour winds.
She's in Baton Rouge, which is being hit really hard right now, the Louisiana capital.
DEBORAH FEYERICK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Boyce, Louisiana, is someplace between Shreveport, where we were this morning, and Baton Rouge, which is where we're heading to now.
Some of it has been reported as high as 75 miles per hour as well, into Baton Rouge, which is further away from New Orleans, so that's the picture now.
Those that are not outside the state, to Baton Rouge, which is the capital where I went to school, and I have friends there and others that are helping me find apartments and temporary housing, so that I can reunite my family this weekend.
If you remember, in Baton Rouge, which is about 60 miles away from here, is where the much larger FEMA staging ground is for a lot of those supplies.
But again, you know, 100-plus mile-an-hour winds, if that's what we're going to get here in Baton Rouge, that is certainly nothing to take lightly, as you know -- Chad.
And we're expecting that the population of metropolitan Baton Rouge, which is about 350,000, will be doubled before we get through absorbing the refugees from New Orleans.
We're coming to you live from the River Center in Baton Rouge, which is home now, a temporary home, to about 4,500 people at the Red Cross shelter that's been set up here.