COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 18 TO 23 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS... ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES... IS POSSIBLE NEAR WHERE THE CENTER OF GUSTAV CROSSES WESTERN CUBA.. .Havana buses have stopped and the airport is closed. Good news is that fragile Old Havana is apparently still mainly intact. AP has a report on the progress of the hurricane through Western Cuba here.
GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN CUBA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
-HURRICANE GUSTAV INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 25A
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I've never read a weather forecast like this. Cuba is being hit hard:
Posted by Jotman on Sunday, August 31, 2008