If you are a praying person, I'd surely appreciate it if you thought of us down here in the Gulf region. I'm nervous as all get out about what direction this storm will take. It being the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina just makes it worse. I don't think the city would hold up as well as it did three years ago because Katrina and Rita weakened or washed away so many of our barriers that still haven't even been repaired to pre-storm levels. We don't need to get hit directly in order for Gustav to rip New Orleans to shreds. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita weren't direct hits either but they did a vast amount of damage.
My family members are all deciding where everyone will go if this hurricane does come to town.