September 1st, 2008 Hurricane Gustav Intercept
Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2010 19:36
Written by Roger Hill
Jim Cantori and Roger Hill in Houma, LA.
August 31st and September 1st I traveled to Louisiana to intercept Hurricane Gustav. It was an intense Category 4 storm when it crossed Cuba, weakening to a Category 3 storm as hit approached Louisiana. I wanted the eye and thus Stuart Robinson and I, along with a cameraman from North One, positioned ourselves first in Houma, then near Morgan City. The eye approached by the noon hour and the eyewall blasted us with nearly 100 MPH wind gusts, causing damage to trees, roofs, power poles and lines, along with damage to weak structures. Check out the 2 videos below along with video stills from the chase.
Sept 1 Hurricane Gustav Part 1 (21 MB)
Sept 1 Hurricane Gustav Part 2 (28 MB)