Gustav ashore; tropics send more
Hurricane Gustav was coming ashore in Louisiana this morning, a minimal but still deadly Category 3 storm with top sustained winds around 115 mph. Torrential rains and a dangerous storm surge were being felt all across the northern Gulf Coast.
Meanwhile, further east in the Atlantic, the tropics were boiling as Tropical Storm Hanna dawdled near the Bahamas, and at least two more disturbances appeared to be developing into tropical depressions that could eventually become threats.
Hanna remained nearly stationary east of the Bahamas, waiting for steering winds and more favorable conditions for further strengthening and some sense of direction.