Gustav has come in fast and furious and we've already seen some power outages.
Just a minute ago we lost power to the courthouse and the generator kicked in... in all the offices surge protectors are beeping... that's going to get annoying real quick...
EOC wind gauges reached 50 mph this morning and the wind will get faster over the next 2 to 3 hours. Winds have been about 20 to 30 mph sustained.
Also there are these outages to report:
-All of Bayou Gauche
-Taft Credit Union to Courthouse
- St. Rose area near the fire department
- 300 block of St. John, Luling
- Red Church subdivision
- Parts of old Luling
EOC Director Tab Troxler says the amount of storm surge flooding will depend on if Gustav made landfall as a Cat 3 or a Cat 2. Currently it is too soon to tell, but we'll know when the wind speed measurements come in from the coast.
If flooding is going to happen on the West Bank, it will be tomorrow before we see any of it, he says. Right now we are projecting that residents won't be able to return until Wednesday during the day.
More to come...
Winds are really starting to whip outside right now. Powerlines and trees are swaying everywhere.