Sunday, August 31, 2008
Gustav is on its way. The Weather Channel click here have some videos showing the anticipated path and talking about the storm in general. The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, has ordered mandatory evacuations and they have provided buses for those who don't have transport. To quote the mayor "But you need to be scared, you need to be concerned and you need to get your butts out of New Orleans. This is the storm of the century." Right now it has been downgraded, but it still has warm water to cross which will pump it up, possibly to the anticipated category 5. They are bringing in National Guard troops which implies they are expecting stragglers. There are always damned fools who are "going to ride it out". Mind you, I don't know and haven't been able to find out, what is happening to the towns along the coast from New Orleans. They were some of the worst hit areas with Katrina. I assume, but you know what happens with assuming, that they too are evacuating. I don't think I have any readers in the Louisiana area, but if I do, then move. I hope my pink dolphins will be OK.