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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.
Social Media Updates: [ news, blogs, twitter, photos, audio, video, networks ]
Blog for Displaced Evacuees [ including transcribed voice reports ]
MyFOXHurricane – weather maps and live monitoring
Local News & Live Hurricane Cams:
LSU’s Reveille – [ live hurricane webcam ]
Hurricam on Ustream.tv – [ live hurricane webcam ]
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