Monday, September 1, 2008
Hurricane Gustav moving through Louisiana
Hurricane Gustav came ashore in Louisiana this morning. Fortunately it weakened some and was a Category 2 storm at landfall. So far it looks like the levees are holding in New Orleans and damage to the city is minimal.
Damage and flooding is taking place in other areas around southern Louisiana and there was video on television of flooding in Grand Isle.
I've been trying to keep track of the status of historic sites in the region while also praying for the best for the residents of Louisiana. So far, Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans has reported that a fire broke out in an antebellum house in the city but was contained by firefighters. I do not know the extent of the damage.
As I see more on the status of historic sites in the area, I'll keep you informed.