Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gustav Now a Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Gustav is now a dangerous category 4 hurricane this afternoon. You can see from the satellite image taken just a few minutes ago that he is a monster.
Hurricane Hunters flew into the storm and found winds of 145 mph, a 25 mph increase in wind speed from earlier this morning.
The eye of the hurricane has just passed the Isle of Youth and is now set to clip the western tip of Cuba in the next couple of hours.
As Gustav encounters land, it may weaken slightly, but is still expected to remain a major hurricane.
Make sure you keep it tuned to KTRE-TV and for furthur updates. We will have another Blog post later on this evening with an update on the track and any new information that comes down.