ACCUWEATHER: The window for evacuations is closing as Gustav inches closer to the central Gulf Coast. Tropical storm conditions will reach the Louisiana coast this evening and New Orleans after midnight. Gustav is expected to make landfall late Monday morning as at least a strong Category 3 storm, the same strength of Hurricane Katrina when it devastated the region three years ago.
CNN: About 1.9 million of Louisiana’s 2 million coastal residents had fled ahead of Hurricane Gustav by Sunday evening in the largest evacuation in state history, Louisiana’s governor said. More than 200,000 people have left New Orleans, leaving an estimated 10,000 people in the city Sunday night, Gov. Bobby Jindal said, citing New Orleans’ police chief.