Gustav has come onshore in Louisiana. As of this moment the impact has been less than feared. That’s the best I could have possibly written, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, though the storm is pulling away, the danger is not done. I’ve been watching the water level in the New Orleans canals protected by levees. They’re still high. They have not begun to recede. As long as the water levels are high the pressure on the levees will remain high.
Here’s where you can see the water level yourself.