Hurricane madness …

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:

The Lafayette (La.) Daily Advertiser
KATC News in Lafayette, La.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
The Opelousas Daily World
The Baton Rouge Advocate
The Lake Charles American Press


One thought on “Hurricane madness …

  1. Well, it looks like the Gulf Coast dodged a bit of a bullet with Gustav. A lot of damage was done, but thank goodness the storm slowed down to a Cat2 right before landfall.

    Now we get to brace for Hanna.

    I suspect that my family in Monroe and elsewhere in LA are going to see some strong storms and heavy rain as Gustav disintegrates in the coming days which may introduce its own problems… especially with my family living just three blocks from the Ouachita River.

    My brother is attending LSU at Lafayette this year, but he coincidentally went back up to Monroe for the weekend to pick up some more stuff from home…. then to find out soon after that school was canceled for a few days due to the storm, etc.

    A comment on college life: He and many other students were somewhat unaware of the coming storm as they had been so ‘tuned out’ of the news with the craziness of school, moving, and classes starting. He had already planned to head home, and then only found out about many people evacuating. So the word didn’t really get to everyone. That’s somewhat scary to consider.


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