As hurricane bears down, Saints leave for California

Updated: August 30, 2005, 8:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW ORLEANS -- After tracking the path of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday morning, the New Orleans Saints heeded the mayor's warning to evacuate the city as the storm charged toward the low-lying city with 155-mph winds and the threat of a catastrophic storm surge.

Saints public relations official Guy Bensel said Sunday that the football operations staff has secured practice fields and locker room facilities at San Jose State. The team was expected to fly to California on Sunday afternoon.

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