We’ll have updates on Gustav’s damage in Louisiana and Hanna’s projected path in Tuesday’s Herald (it’s a slow news day in central N.C. otherwise).
Most of my readers know this, but I lived in Lafayette, La., for three years before coming to Sanford (and my wife grew up there). You wouldn’t know this by watching Fox News, The Weather Channel or CNN (which are all worried more about New Orleans) … but Lafayette’s right in the path of the storm, and as of 10:48 EST, it hasn’t hit hard yet. Jennifer and I have family hunkering down there waiting for the worst, so of course, we hope for the best.
As for Hanna, early reports have it hitting South Carolina, then heading our way as a tropical storm. It’s way too early to be sure … but it’s never too early to get ready.
For those of you interested in following Gustav from the local folks, I’m supplying a few links: