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Originally posted by jpm1602
I believe they are much better prepared this time, considering past debacles. Looters and henchmen will be shot on site.
WASHINGTON: The government's disaster relief chief says Hurricane Gustav is growing into a monster Category 5 storm.
The storm that hit Cuba Saturday could reach landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast as early as Monday afternoon.
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief David Paulison told reporters several times at a briefing Saturday that the storm was strengthening into a Category 5 hurricane. Gustav was a highly dangerous Category 4 storm Saturday afternoon.
A Category 5 storm has winds greater than 155 mph (250 kph).
After Paulison's briefing, hurricane forecasters said the storm still was classified as Category 4 although it was intensifying rapidly. They are predicting it will grow into a Category 5 hurricane by early Sunday.
Originally posted by justamomma
On one hand, yeah.. seems pretty harsh. Then again, look at what happened in 2005 to the Superdome. Kind of seems like the lack of disrespect and complaining is warranting this attitude of "We are giving you advanced notice to get the hell out." Hell, if they want to leave, they have had plenty of warning. They have legs, don't they? And those that can't due to disability I am sure will be taken care of.