Strap in for
Gustav is set to make a turn toward the northwest later today, which will bring it back out over open waters and toward the Cayman Islands. The storm will likely regain hurricane status as it continues to tap the warm Caribbean waters.
Preparing for this storm in advance by looking at available resources and needs is absolutely imperative. The parish’s officials have learned that much from their experiences with hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which left evacuees in our area for weeks and tested all of us.