Patterico's Pontifications

8/31/2008

New Orleans Ready for Gustav

Filed under: Current Events — DRJ @ 8:04 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans’ residents are jittery but ready as Hurricane Gustav nears the coast. It’s restrengthened to a Category 3 hurricane but is edging west in a move that may spare New Orleans from the storm surge.

Most of the businesses have closed but a few restaurants in the French Quarter stayed open to the delight of patrons. At some places it was described as a normal night for business.

Perhaps the patrons include network TV anchors who are reportedly descending on New Orleans:

“Anchors Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper and Shepard Smith were all going to the New Orleans area for the storm instead of being with Republicans in St. Paul, Minn.”

As of 10 PM CST the hurricane was centered 220 miles southeast of New Orleans moving northwest at 16 mph with 115 mph sustained winds. Here’s a link to the latest tracking and projected path.

— DRJ

2 Responses to “New Orleans Ready for Gustav”

  1. “Press ready for anything – anything – that gets them out of giving direct-to-air time to Republicans.”

    Al (b624ac)

  2. I hope that the people of Louisiana are well, and the damage is minimal.

    aphrael (9e8ccd)


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