“The Mayor of New Orleans ordered a mandatory evacuation of the partially rebuilt city yesterday as another monster storm bore down on Louisiana nearly three years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wiped out entire swaths of the metropolis. Hurricane Gustav, which has killed more than 80 people in the Caribbean, strengthened quickly into a category-four storm.”
That’s one of today’s top stories in The Australian.
The hurricane had since weakened to a still very dangerous category-three.
But according to Jeff Masters, Gustav has intensified again, read more at his Wunderblog.