My friend Diva has family that are in the direct path of the storm. They have arrived safely at her house in Alabama. They said that traffic was intense. When leaving LA. they said that is took 45 minutes to travel 3 miles. I have family in Gulfport (a few blocks from the coastline) that were affected by a similar Hurricane Katrina. This week will be the anniversary of Katrina coming ashore. I currently do not know if my MS family have evacuated due to Gustav.
I want to offer up my prayers to all affected by the impending Hurricane Gustav, as well as what is presently Tropical Storm Hanna (expected to hit somewhere on the Atlantic Coast-Beach Bum keep an eye to the sky and take cover!).
My prayers are with you all.