FEMA says Gustav soon to be rated Category 5 storm
The government's disaster relief chief says Hurricane Gustav is growing into a monster Category 5 storm.Call the Minneapolis cake shops John, so you and Bush can hold a "Sorry you got destroyed again New Orleans" cake on night 1 of the convention. You can both hold it and look sad. You know, to show you've learned since the last time. No grins this time.
The storm that hit Cuba Saturday could reach landfall along the Gulf Coast by early Tuesday.
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief David Paulison told reporters several times at a briefing Saturday that the storm was strengthening into a Category 5 hurricane.
FEMA officials said Bill Read, the director of the National Hurricane Center, interrupted an afternoon teleconference involving the agency, Gulf Coast states and the National Weather Service to say he is going to issue a special advisory statement raising Gustav to Category 5. That means winds greater than 155 mph and a storm surge greater than 18 feet above normal.