Monday, September 01, 2008

Considerable weakening of Gustav | Eye collapsing


Fortunately Gustav seems to be weakening in a number of ways. It still packs 115 mph winds, but the National Weather service called that "generous". The eye of he storm has weakened considerably, and the east wall seems to be falling apart. As it moves overland, it will weaken fairly rapidly, although not rapidly enough for Houma. There is still danger and the storm surge will test the levies of New Orleans. However, I think this might be a test and might give the Army Corps of Engineers valuable information about how things stand. As far as New Orleans is concerned, this might amount to the equivalent of a preseason game,

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