Gustav not as bad as feared for most of Gulf Coast

Posted on

Hurricane Gustav didn’t pack the punch some had feared when it hit the Gulf Coast yesterday, sparing New Orleans and surrounding areas the level of damage sustained when Hurricane Katrina came ashore in August 2005.

Gustav moved past the New Orleans area Monday, leaving the city’s levees and floodwalls with minimal damage, according to several news reports. However, the storm surge did push waters over the top of a Mississippi River levee in Plaquemines Parish south of New Orleans, according to a report from MarketWatch.

The extent of damage to marine facilities in the area has not yet been determined. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said residents should wait until after Tuesday before returning to their homes.

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center has issued warnings for several new storms coming in from the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Hanna is working its way toward the Southeast from the Bahamas, and forecasters expect it to make landfall near Savannah, Ga., later this week.

The National Hurricane Center is also keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Ike and Tropical Storm Josephine, as both make their way across the Atlantic from western Africa.

Welcome to TradeOnlyToday’s premium content! To continue reading, please register now, for access to 10 free stories per month. Or subscribe, for unlimited access to all TradeOnlyToday content!

Click here to Register ... it's free!

Basic subscription: Registered members get free access to 10 premium content stories each month!

Not a member yet? Click here to Register!

Already a member? Click here to Login!

Subscribe ... for unlimited access!

Individual subscription: $29 for unlimited site access for one year.

Small Business subscription: $140 for unlimited site access for up to 10 members of a company for one year.

Corporate subscription: $300 for unlimited site access for all members of a company for one year.

You may close this dialog after seconds.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments Policy.

Vote Today

Will you be attending IBEX and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Search Boats for Sale

Length
Year
Price

Login to Trade Only Today

Lost Password