I told Guy Lillian III via e-mail this morning that I can hardly imagine another one of these hundred-year-storms is homing in on
The storm had downgraded slightly overnight from its Category 4 status, with winds in excess of 156, but forecasters expected the tempest to strengthen as it approached the mainland. New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin had earlier described Gustav as “the storm of the century,” packing far stronger winds and storm surges than even Hurricane Katrina, which raked across New Orleans three years ago, causing 1,800 deaths and vast flooding and destruction.
Guy and Rosy live in
Once this bastard makes landfall it will probably dump a goodly bit of the
Gulf of Mexicoonto our area as it plows through. has one virtue: it’s well inland, in the NW corner of Shreveport . We might get some street flooding but wind damage? Very doubtful. Louisiana
As for fans in the
John Guidry is going to
to stay with family.Justin and Annie Winston are, so far, staying put. Justin will stay at home no matter what, just as he did during Katrina. Haven’t heard about anyone else. Atlanta