The winds are increasing. The gusts now last longer and are stronger. With the daylight, I can the winds effect on the trees. It isn't too bad but power may go out at some point. I was able to go outside and check on things. The roof on my shed looks like an accordion. Tree branches and leaves are littering the yard. My blue car is now green with its plastered leaves.
Still as things go, it isn't bad. News reports indicate New Orleans has lost power. It looks as if Gustav may make lanfall over Grand Isle, which is just west of the Mississippi River. My heart goes out to those in Louisiana who are taking the brunt of this storm. I know good people are in its path. I'm hoping things will be okay for them.