Gustav Now Hurricane Gustav Heads For Haiti

By: Fouye - August 26 2008, 5:28 AM

Hurricane Gustav is gaining strength south of Haiti.

Around 5AM tuesday morning the associated press reported that Hurricane Gustav, with maximum sustained winds were near 85 mph (140 kph) with higher gusts, was centered about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south-southeast of Port-au-Prince and Hurricane Gustav was moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 kph).

The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that the hurricane's speed, as Gustav heads for Haiti, is aproaching that of a Category 2 hurricane which has winds of 96 mph (154 kph) or higher.

We don't know yet how gustav will affect Haiti but Flooding and mudslides is expected in parts of Haiti.

Haitian autorities issues a Hurricane alert over 24 hours ago and gave Haitians enough time to evacuate all areas that are expected to be hard hit by Hurricane Gustav.

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