Preparing for Gustav

August 28, 2008

As the third anniversary of Katrina arrives tomorrow, the engineers at Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans are working with renewed fervor in preparation for the peak of hurricane season, September 10.  Unless you’re living under a rock, most are aware of approaching Gustav

At the same time as local parish emergency preparedness moves into full alert, recent weather forecasts show hurricane trend models with a cone of uncertainty encompassing the entire Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi to Panama City.  According to, the composite of the forecast paths points directly at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

While the area prepares for the worst and hopes for the best, those with special needs residing in extreme southern coastal areas near the mouth of the River are advised to prepare to begin evacuation tomorrow morning if Gustav continues on its projected path.  Gustav is of special interest to authorities because upper-level steering currents in the atmosphere are weak or non-existent in southern Louisiana at this time.

Remember, hurricane forecasting is not an exact science.  Gustav is presently located near Jamaica and landfall in the United States is not expected until Labor Day.  Anyone familiar with the hurricane drama KNOWS a storm can veer from its projected course at any time, without notice – similar to my formal spousal unit.

If you are a resident within the cone of uncertainty’, than you should at least have a plan in the event of a mandatory evacuation.  Consider your needs – prescription drugs, pets, and important documents – whatever you might require if a move is required.  Additional information is available at  Recall that Katrina prevented the return of most residents for more than three weeks.

Stay tuned as Onsite prepares our clients for storm season and potential disaster.  If your business hasn’t developed a hurricane plan, call Onsite, 504-469-6991.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.


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