The forecasters are a little loopy for not telling people this thing is going to be a cat4 or cat5 on landfall. They’ve under forecast this thing since the beginning.
The reality is Gustav will spend almost the longest possible time over the warmest Gulf waters. It’s going to spend 2 days over the warmest waters and it’s already a sustained category 4.
Haven’t we learned that people do not respond to news reports and warnings that down play possible destruction and power of these things.
Just look at this monster.