I'm stunned. At this moment, New Orleans is evacuating. I've spent the last hour trying to put together a list of resources to help Jotman readers living in the Gulf of Mexico prepare for Hurricane Gustav. And you what? Evacuation, forecast, and preparedness information seems to be scattered all over the place.
FEMA and Homeland Security websites only link to public announcements and declarations of emergency by this or that state or federal official, and generic disaster preparedness guides (they have hurricane specific guides, but you have to google for them!). State and federal emergency agency websites don't link to one another. Moreover, as a major hurricane approaches, these US agency websites are day or two out of date. A citizen really has to scrounge for practical information!
Jotman's list of emergency resources. For more on the big hurricane read this post, and then this post too.