08/31/2008 | National Hurricane Center Update: "Preparations to Protect Life and Property should be Rushed to Completion"
As residents of New Orleans and other coastal communities in Mississippi and Louisiana were evacuating inland, a National Hurricane Center Public Advisory released at 10 AM CDT (1500 UTC) Sunday, August 31 reported that "Gustav continues northwestwar
08/30/2008 | Now a Category 4 Hurricane, Gustav Expected to Strengthen Further as it Takes Aim on the US Gulf Coast
At 5 PM EDT (2100Z), The National Hurricane Center issued a Hurricane Watch for the northern Gulf Coast from east of High Island, Texas eastward to the Alabama-Florida border, including the city of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. A Hurricane Watch mea