Gustav Developments; Saturday, August 30, 2008; 1:45pm

Friends: Overnight, Hurricane Gustav strengthened to a Category 3 then while I was watching this forecast, it was upgraded to a Category 4. We are definitely evacuating tonight, driving when it’s cooler and when there is less traffic. We are finishing with our packing and monitoring the hurricane’s path. We are still unsure whether to […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Hurricane Gustav
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The Calm Before Gustav

Friends: Here we are on the 3rd Anniversary of Katrina, preparing to evacuate from Hurricane Gustav. My husband, Antonio, works for LSU Health Sciences Center (medical center) in downtown New Orleans. He is considered essential personnel until they release him. We are unable to evacuate until he is released. I am busy packing and securing […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Hurricane Gustav
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