Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gustav is Coming

The path has changed a little and it has moved in a little faster than they were originally thinking. Here is the new projection:

'You need to be scared'

Gulf Coast residents fled by car, train, bus and plane as Category 3 Hurricane Gustav plowed into the Gulf of Mexico, aiming for a Monday landfall in areas still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina. "You need to be scared," New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said as he ordered his city to evacuate. "You need to get your butts moving out of New Orleans.

Most were, up until the hour that Mayor Ray Nagin told the public to run for their lives.

"It's the storm of the century," he said.

Here is the following from CNN:

As of 8 a.m. ET, the eye of the Category 3 storm was about 375 miles (605 kilometers) southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

The storm was moving at 16 mph (26 kph) on a path that would take it across the central Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and toward a Monday landfall on the northern Gulf Coast, forecasters said.

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, with higher gusts, making it a Category 3 hurricane, forecasters said. The storm could increase to a Category 4 storm, with winds of 131 to 155 mph, forecasters said.

Maps of Gustav's path shows it could strike southern Louisiana and other areas battered by Hurricane Katrina.


"You need to be scared," he said. "You need to be concerned, and you need to get your butts moving out of New Orleans right now. This is the storm of the century."
"I'm not sure we've seen anything like this," Nagin said Saturday.

This is from an area that was completely devastated three years ago from Katrina. He is saying that this will be worse ???

1 comment:

Doorman-Priest said...

What a nightmare! Thoughts and prayers.