… nothing to suggest it’s going to not effect the area so we are heading out.
As soon as we get to where we are headed the media fast will begin. I’ll allow Weather Underground, Stormpulse and NHC but I just don’t want to hear anyone telling me about the storm because, as I recall from Katrina, they don’t use any sort of tact or consideration and only serve to further distress the viewers who live in effected areas. So, no CNN, Weather Channel or anything else but silent, mostly unbiased and sensational chart and models for us.
Media fasts are necessary sometimes. We employed the tactic after Sept. 11 and I’ll need to utilize it in the next few days. I can handle circumstance, I can’t deal with frenetic energy of 24-hour news.
On Gustav, there isn’t much to hope for at this stage. I can only hope that his predicted westward turn happens sooner than expected and spares New Orleans, Houma, Lafitte and the rest of beautiful Acadiana. Houston should be prepared. The storm surge scenarios on the West Bank are worrisome but ultimately we will just have to wait and see.
Talk y’all on the outside.