People are starting to freak out here, so I thought I’d best post a little update. Gustav is still predicted to hit Louisiana. One of my houseguests is here and the other is arriving this evening. They are the two that bought plane tickets. Everyone else who was planning on coming to town has cancelled. Right now I’m pretty worried that the two that have flown in won’t be able to fly out. Sigh. Mandatory evacuations of the city may begin tomorrow morning, which coincidentally is the same time LSU is supposed to be kicking off. The idea of driving to Baton Rouge in evacuation traffic is NOT appealing. It could take hours. Is there a polite way to decline going? Again, sigh.
The worst part is this is all complete speculation. At any point things could change. Our plan is still to ride out the storm at home. If there’s a widespread power loss then we’ll be heading to Little Rock.