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Gustav bears down on Gulf Coast

In the “here we go again” department…. 

Tropical storm conditions have reached the Louisiana coast this evening with hurricane conditions arriving late tonight. Gustav is expected to make landfall late Monday morning as a Category 2 or 3 storm.

According to the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center, despite some weakening throughout the day Sunday, Gustav remained a Category 3 storm Sunday evening. While cooler surf temperatures south of Louisiana may allow Gustave to weaken slightly before landfall, conditions will continue to deteriorate along the central Gulf of Mexico Coast tonight as spiral bands of rain, thunderstorms and winds increase in intensity with the approaching hurricane.

At 7:00 p.m. CDT, Gustav was 175 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, moving northwest at about 17 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph. A line of thunderstorms, associated with Gustav pushed in from the east Sunday evening and brought a wind gust close to 50 mph at New Orleans, Lakefront Airport shortly after 8:00 p.m, CDT.   More from Accuweather

We hope everyone stays safe as this storm makes landfall tomorrow.  Hurricanes are nothing to play around in – “hurricane parties” are for idiots….  NOLA, we hope, learned from the disaster of a hurricane who’s name I refuse to type – I’m so sick of hearing about it.  Gov. Bobby Jindal seems to have it together and is preparing his state for the worst. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in harm’s way.

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August 31, 2008 - Posted by | weather | , ,

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