[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.”