Whew, that was a doozie. Gustav brought some serious destruction to Baton Rouge and many of the surrounding parishes. According to the radio, we got winds gusting to 92 mph (148 km/h), which is the highest it's ever been recorded in BR. Thankfully, there was no major loss of life (at least, as of yet) because of the many precautions that were taken (2 million people evacuated), and the fact that there were only minor levee breaches. There is a lot of flooding, a lot of downed trees and power lines. Most of my friends still don't have power. I think I am lucky, because I live near a substation, so mine was restored after only ~27 hours. It will take a long time to recover from this, but we will, thanks to many hard-working folks. There are three more tropical disturbancess in the Atlantic right now, "queued up" as they said on the radio, one of which is already doing damage in Haiti. Here's hoping they don't make their way here!