R. Reese Fuller

Gustav slams Louisiana

by R. Reese Fuller

The National Hurricane Center reports that Gustav made landfall this morning near Cocodrie as a Category 2 hurricane. The storm is expected to weaken as it moves inland. But the threat of high storm surge continues along the Louisiana coast for the the several hours, and the threat of heavy rains will continue for the next several days.

Around 9:15 this morning, The Houma Courier reported that most of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes were without electricitry.