Some might say it's a bunch a hype but Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is taking no chances. A mandatory evacuation will go into effect Saturday Hancock and Harrison counties for those in FEMA trailers. This order also applies to those in Katrina cottages which are in flood zones. I drove along Highway 90 on my way home from work, some homes and businesses have already been boarded up. This being the 3rd anniversary of Katrina, we know full well what a hurricane can do.
The fore cast track for Hurricane Gustav is to land close to Vermillion Bay in Louisiana. This is to the west of New Orleans. Gustav is still days away. Some people I know that live in New Orleans are not waiting for mandatory evacuation orders. That is good news. Gustav's track can change. The cone of probability stretches from the Florida panhandle to Texas.