Saturday, August 30, 2008

Update on Gustave

**update 6 pm Sunday night**

Here's the latest from the National Weather Service Click windspeed on the chart then the right arrow at the bottom of the chart to see it's projected landfall. Looks exactly like the path of Katrina...maybe slightly further west...

Dang, it's only Saturday night and he's already at category four...projected to be a five.

I've posted all the latest updates I can find for tonight...for further up to date information go to the MEMA (Mississippi Emergency Management)site.

Check here for hotel type accommodations that are still available and where.

Contraflow will begin at 4am Sunday Morning with all lanes of I55 and I59 being directed to exclusively flow north.

Here is a list of open shelters

The Coliseum could open on Sunday.

FEMA is projecting a category five. Dr Jeff Masters Wunder Blog has some pretty cool pictures and informative maps :) Our Coliseum has already blocked off half the parking lot providing space for RV's and trailers and I suspect before it is all over there will be FEMA trailers there also. At 8 this morning the traffic on 55 South coming north was already as busy as rush hour. I would hate to go out there now to look. The hotel where my son works is right across the street from the Coliseum and already had a parking lot filled with U-hauls and the like. It looks like you might have to go past Memphis to find a hotel room if you've waited until now to leave. It really does my heart proud to see people getting prepared in this way. My guess is that there won't be any "Hurricane Parties" in the Big Easy with this one.

Here's a link for a live traffic feed of 55 South right by my house, coming up from New Orleans. Here's a live traffic feed for 49 South coming in from our coast. Here's a live traffic feed of US 49 at Middle Street which I believe is right between Gulfport and Biloxi, I could be wrong, it's been awhile since I lived down there.

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