Hurricane Gustav is headed for the Gulf Coast and is likely to be a category 4 or 5 when it strikes. It could be worse than Katrina - not just because of its ferocious wind speeds, but because it is nearly twice the size of Katrina.
I thought it was profound that Mayor Ray Nagin had this to say after issuing his evacuation warnings...
One reason I raise this issue here is that it could well impact on the Republican National Convention. They are considering program changes (President Bush might not show to address the convention). You can read more about this at lots of sites, but here's one link - the Chicago Sun-Times
"This is very, very serious, and we need you to heed this warning," he said. "We really don't have the resources to rescue you after this." Photo and quote from the Boing Boing Blog.