Please Not Again!
My buddy Little Tom just canceled his trip to Southern Decadence as Tropical Storm Gustav appears like it may be heading for New Orleans.
On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's third anniversary, a nervous New Orleans watched Wednesday as another storm threatened to test what the city has rebuilt. Forecasters warned that Hurricane Gustav could hit on Labor Day somewhere along a swath of the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to Texas -- with New Orleans smack in the middle. Taking no chances, city officials began planning to evacuate and lock down the city in hopes of avoiding the catastrophe that followed Katrina in 2005. Mayor Ray Nagin left the Democratic National Convention in Denver to return home for the preparations.Forecasters are predicting that Gustav may reach Category 3 as it churns over the warm waters of the Gulf this weekend. You never want to hope that a hurricane hits any particular area, but lets cross our fingers that New Orleans is spared.