August 30, 2008

Gustav Takes Aim At The Gulf Coast

I've got a bad feeling about this.

I hope those along the Gulf coastline are in the process of packing up and heading out, especially those in New Orleans. There will be no shelters of last resort; the Superdome will be locked down.

It doesn't matter where you hide...

Fragments of the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Katrina

...storms this size don't leave much behind.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 30, 2008 06:30 PM

Thanks CY. We have done a lot of evacuations already today in Beaumont,Tx. We have a Mandatory Evacuation starting at 6am on Sunday, but the town looks like everyone is taking to the notices, not alot of heavy traffic. WB offered to come and stay here for a while, but I told him that he was close enough to us already.. say a Prayer for the Gulf coast.. Dan

Posted by: Dan Howell at August 30, 2008 06:47 PM

I expect things will go much more smoothly this time around with Bobby Jindal in there as governor. We know the complete imcompetence of both Blanco and Nagin. Hopefully Nagin learned something but being a democrat I doubt it. Blaming everything on Bush worked last time so I suppose he'll just sit on his butt like during Katrina and practice blaming everything on the current administration.

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at August 30, 2008 08:37 PM

He can't do it, though. With a Republican governor in office, and the conventioneers planning to become rescuers, Nagin is going to look like the worst sort of bum if he just sits on his assets.

Posted by: Trish at August 30, 2008 10:56 PM

Still offering to come "house-sit" for Dan, but he keeps turning me down. Go figure...

So far, we're ok in P-cola and are just starting to get some of the rains associated with Gustov. We're told that it should not be anything more than 30mph winds here...a lot better than they're going to get over in N.O. and at Dan's house (if the storm stays its course).

Hang tight, Dan. You've done Rita in '05--I did Ivan in '04 and Dennis in '05. Our thoughts and prays are with you...Oh yeah,remind me again why we still live here?

Posted by: WB at August 30, 2008 11:21 PM

stupi, I guess, for living here in the hurricane alley. Hang tight WB and thanks for the offer of house sitting, but I know what you do to houses..

Posted by: Dan Howell at August 31, 2008 05:18 AM

People on the Mississippi Gulf Coast started getting ready Wednesday. Homes and businesses began being boarded up by Friday. The new plans for evacuating those without transportation seems to have gone off smoothly. The local and state officials have been working closely together.

Thus far, just one bad squall has come through. It looks like we're going to dodge this one and maybe only have tropical force winds.

We in Mississippi remember Katrina all too well and will for years to come.

I hope Louisiana comes through okay.

Posted by: shira at August 31, 2008 11:32 PM