The predictions are in, and they are each so varied that no one knows what the believe when it comes to Gustav. It hit the western tip of Cuba at a category four. By the sounds of it, New Orleans will be hit pretty hard, once again. Now it churns towards the gulf, and storm teams are speculating on it's direction and strength.
Many of our friends are evacuating Louisiana. The town we moved from, Lake Charles, has been told they will be hit hard by some meteorologists, while others insist it will likely calm to a category 1 or 2. Who knows, but it's better safe than sorry.
I'm glad our friends, John and Ashley (along with John's mom and her pup), will seeking safety in our home! We miss them and are looking forward to spending time with them. They should get here some time this afternoon.
The Mayor of NOLA claims Hurricane Gustav will be "the storm of the century", feared more than Katrina, which severely damaged New Orleans in 2005. (And, those in Lake Charles remember Rita, which hit shortly after Katrina.)
It has weakened, but you never know what will happen as it gets further into the gulf. Please pray for those already affected and those to be affected by the hurricane.