it is good news that gustav has weakened. let us hope that he doesn't pick up too much steam as he heads across the gulf. and i am glad that the good governor of louisiana (come on, do you really think nagin ordered the evacuations on his own?) took the proper precautions and ordered everyone out of new orleans.
there are also people in texas who are going to be hit and probably harder than new orleans. i pray and wish for their safety.
UPDATE: early days yet, but it looks like the storm of the century isn't! (9.02am east coast time)