Monday, September 1, 2008

Gustav Is Going . . . . Well?

It's hard to say this about a hurricane, but from what I can see on my teevee news, it looks like Gustav is not as bad as we feared. There's a lot more to come, but a few minutes ago it was reported that all the pump stations are up and running, and damage didn't look too bad so far. It seems that Gustav actually weakened before it hit, where a lot of people were afraid it would strengthen, so that it hit land as a Category 3. It had been a Cat4 and I'd heard predictions that it could reach Cat5 before landfall.

We still have to see how long it's going to go on, and the storm surge is predicted to be 10-14 feet, but it doesn't look to me (from afar and with no expertise) as if we're looking at the destruction of New Orleans this time.

Which is all well and good, but then we come to the case of BayouRenaissanceMan. I don't know what's happening where he is, and he worries me. He doesn't get around as well as he used to, and he was unable to cover his windows. I hope he's staying safe! He's keeping up a pretty good running commentary, actually.