Hurricane Gustav and TS Hanna

On the three year anniversary of Katrina hitting New Orleans, the danger is back. Gustav is now officially a hurricane and according to Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog, right now it looks like it will be about 70% as large as Katrina and a category three as it approaches. He’s suggesting, you get out. Don’t wait longer than Saturday morning. Take the labor day weekend away from NOLA. AccuWeather says,

Gustav could reach Category 3 strength as it tracks over the Cayman Islands Saturday and could become even stronger as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico.

Gustav will be aiming directly at the offshore oil rigs. Recall those rigs were shut down for months after Katrina. You would expect higher oil prices if supply is reduced.

Behind Hurricane Gustav is tropicalstorm Hanna, which may get into the Gulf later next week and also become a hurricane, a one-two punch on the gulf coast.

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