Scroll Down and read the ReSource Links to learn more....Excellent TV Station is linked to the Title for Updates
7PM EST MAP.....Note on this Map: Over Open Waters it will reach CAT 5, it is Now a CAT 4.
7PM EST ( Map is 5PM EST)....Evacuations continuing...CAT 4 on Cuba, People are being taken on buses and flown all over,
people are upset, worried where they are being sent- there are some communications issues.Jindal says "It is Bad as it is gets".
CNN of course is playing Katrina "music", which does not help nerves.Yes, it is looking so grim that they have started flying People out of state. The people who are brave enough to get on a plane and leave, or a bus - we need to pray for them. Sadly again the Pet Issue is unresolved. ( Sorry but would any of us leave our pets behind ???). Governors Perry and Jindal are getting their States ready- and I am waiting for the Mississippi Presser with their Gov. ALL have called the Prez and spoke with him today. I will update again at 9 PM. Again the Latest Information will always be at the Top of this Post.
2PM Saturday Graphics Update, Gustav up to Cat4 off Cuba...( I will put the Latest update at the top of the post)
Winds are over 150 MPH, Western Part of Cuba 30,000 have been evacuated, and Havana is being evacuated.When it hits the waters in the Central Gulf, that are warm, it could lull or increase strength, to a CAT 5 ( especially if temps are above 85 degrees).
8am Saturday Graphics...CAT2 gaining strength, speed and increased winds.
Friday Update:::: Note it is increasing speed,and should hit by Late Sunday Night Early Monday, please note the Cone of Uncertainity- has now sadly become the Cone of Irony....on the anniversary of Katrina...It is Most Likely going to be a CAT3...It hit the Cayman Islands over night ....Winds are 100-130 PMH now.
I will update in this thread over the next 24 Hours.
2PM Update Friday:::
Jindal has ordered Guard up- atleast 2000 to be there today. ( Footnote- NOLA was given 400 the first 5 Days of Katrina).
Evacuation Orders have begun.
Thom over at the blog linked below was living in NOLA during Katrina, he has an interesting story...and Updates this week about the Situation there. He sent me a really great up to date link from a radio station in New Orleans.
**((( For any that don't know me, I have to warn you - I blogged the hell out of Katrina- I worked Red Cross- disaster preparedness, and had FEMA training..I take Disasters very seriously.....so I will be blogging this ALL weekend...but Gustav is trouble- esp with Hannah behind it building pressure.)))***