Hurricane Gustav: Live Updates & Online Resources

The following is NowPublic’s compendium of real-time updates, resources, and information on Hurricane Gustav, as of September 1, 2008. Our coverage is ongoing and these links will continue to be updated. 

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Hurricane Gustav – summary:

Tropical Storm Gustav became Hurricane Gustav on August 26, 2008. Gustav, the third hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, started as a category one storm, making landfall around on August 26 close to the capital Port-au-Prince. 23 people died from the storm in Haiti. On August 27, the storm was downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to regain strength to at least a category two hurricane. It reached Jamaica on August 28 and had killed at least 70 people in the Caribbean as of August 29. Gustav is heading towards the Gulf Coast, predicted to reach it on September 1, 2008.


Government Updates:

National Hurricane Center

FEMA Offical Site: Gustav Information

DisasterHelp.gov

Social Media Updates:  [ news, blogs, twitter, photos, audio, video, networks
]

Official Gustav Wiki

Hurricane Gustav Social Network on Ning

Hurricane Gustav News Aggregator

Hurricane Gustav Digital Support Brigade on Facebook

Blog for Displaced Evacuees [ including transcribed voice reports ]

Hurricane Gustav Voice Reports via Utterz

Government alerts via Twitter

GustavReporter on Twitter

News Updates:

Hurricane Gustav on Mahalo 

Hurricane Gustav Resources

MyFOXHurricane – weather maps and live monitoring

Metblogs Gustav Resources Online

Local News & Live Hurricane Cams:

LSU’s Reveille –  [ live hurricane webcam ]

Loyola-New Orlean’s Maroon

Mississippi State University’s The Reflector

The Daily Mississipian Online

Hurricam on Ustream.tv –  [ live hurricane webcam ]

Volunteer & Donation Information:

VolunteerLouisiana.gov

Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund

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