Hurricane Gustav is coming ashore and the city of New Orleans just can’t seem to get a break. As I write this, I’m watching the news and it’s looking pretty bad.
From CBS News, they say that Gustav will probably pass to the west of New Orlean which is different from Katrina. According to Dave Price, this could be a lot worse for New Orleans and Louisiana. The NOAA representative they interviewed said that the storm surge is typically higher and stronger to the east of the eye. I’m really hoping New Orleans is spared as they’re still rebuilding after Katrina, but it does look grim. On the plus side: the Federal and Local Gov’t seems to be more on the ball this time. There is a mandatory evacuation in place and I’ve heard that only about 10% of the population has remained behind.
I just saw Al Roker standing in the middle of a street in New Orleans. This is one thing that amazes me about the News Industry: The insistence that weathermen need to stand in the middle of a hurricane in order to report it.
Ok, We Get it: Massive Rain and 90+ MPH winds. Now get INSIDE!!!
Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.