If you have watched the news lately you would have already heard about “Gustav” a current Tropical Storm which is taking its toll on Jamaica and dumping more then 15 inches of rain with winds of 50mph. Gustav has been pulsing to a Category 1 hurricane every now and then and the latest forecasts for the Gulf Coast does not look good. Models are predicting at least a Category 3 hurricane which would hit anywhere from Northwest Texas east to Lousiana with a very real threat to New Orleans which will be devastating if Gustav does indeed make a direct hit. Louisiana has already declared a “State of Emergency” and I imagine evacuations are underway and already Mandatory. With major flooding expected I can only hope people will heed the warnings and leave as soon as possible.
With Gustav expected By Monday or Tuesday the threat for additional Hurricanes and Tropical storms is very high for the Gulf Coast and the Florida Coast. There are up to 4 additional areas of High concern which could make this Hurricane season a very Active and destructive season. Storm Chasers are already targeting “Gustav” and are already planning to Stay after Gustav and wait for the next Big storms. After a Quiet 2 seasons of Hurricane season is does appear that this Season will definetely pick up where it left off 3 years ago when Katrina devastated New Orleans.
Do watch Local and National News this coming Monday, I imagine the Weather Channel and Fox News amongst many others will be broadcasting Live from the Area of concern before and during and after Gustav.
I will be watching Fox News and also will be online at http://www.severestudios.com/livechase where you can watch the stormchasers themselves taking on a Strong Hurricane with damaging winds and torrential rainfall.