The National Hurricane Center expects Gustav to strengthen to a Category 3+ hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. The models, as evidenced in the graphic vary greatly, but the current thought is a potential landfall in or near Louisiana. Our area remains in the potential cone of impact.
Preparations should begin NOW. The graphic to the right depicts the intensity forecast, nearly all of the models bring Gustav to a Catagory 3 or higher. The unofficial word is that portions of Louisiana are considering evacuations as early as Saturday. With this storm encroaching, travelers over the holiday weekend should be especially diligent and monitor this storm closely.