Give me a second and I will tell you about Gustav.
That's why I am late posting today. I wanted to run to the grocery store before it got too crazy. The lines were filling up and the clerks were stocking the shelves as fast as they could. The bread man stocking his area of the shelves asked the clerk, "Can I fill up over here too?" She replied "Please do." They both knew that by tonight, the shelves would be looking empty no matter how much you put on them. People are getting ready. They have already suffered the worse and are determine to come out better this time.
The picture above is at Zephyr Field (the local Triple A baseball team) which has become an operation center. As I passed by, several buses were pulling in. I decided to take a look. There appeared to be about 40 to 50 buses in the lot. This picture is the makeshift refueling depot where the buses pulled up to get ready. This is part of the evacuation plan for Gustav, should it be necessary.
If the storm center on the New Orleans area, evacuation will start in earnest about 100 hours before tropical storm force winds are expected at the coast. At this moment that time seems to be sometime tomorrow. But, Gustav so far has refused to follow the predictions very accurately. Darn storm has a mind of his own.
Oh, and by the way. The Zephyrs have announced they are playing their came tonight. With fireworks at the end. So, if you have nothing to do....
-- Steve buser