Gustav winds start to decrease as it approches Morgan City, La.
At 1 p.m. Monday, Gustav was located near latitude 29.6 north…longitude 91.1 west or about 10 miles southeast of Morgan City and about 65 miles southeast of Lafayette, La.
Gustave is moving northwest near 15 mph with maximum sustained winds have weakened to near 105 mph. Continued weakening of the category two hurricane is expected as the center of Gustav moves inland over Louisiana. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles and tropical force winds extend outwards up to 200 miles.Central pressure is at 28.26 inches.
A storm surge of 10 to 14 feet above normal tidal levels is expected near and to the east of where the center of gustave crosses the coast.
Gustav is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches over portions of Louisiana, southern and western mississippi, Arkansas and Northeastern Texas with isolated maximum amounts of up to 20 inches possible through Thirsday.
A few tornados are possible over the centra gulf coast today.
Mandatory evacuations are still in place for the Golden Triangle.
Orange County is still under a mandatory dusk to dawn curfew.