Hurricane Gustav / ˈ ɡ ʊ s t ɑː v / was the second most destructive hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season.The storm was the seventh tropical cyclone, third hurricane, and second major hurricane of the season.Gustav caused serious damage and casualties in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the United States. Hurricane Gustav / ˈ ɡ ʊ s t ɑː v / was the second most destructive hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season.The storm was the seventh tropical cyclone, third hurricane, and second major hurricane of the season.Gustav caused serious damage and casualties in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the United States. Gustav howled into Cuba's Isla de Juventud as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane on Saturday while both Cubans and Americans scrambled to flee the path of the fast-growing storm.
Hurricane Gustav was one of 16 named storms, one of seven hurricanes, and one of five major hurricanes in the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season.Hurricane Gustav form on August 25, made landfall in three countries, Haiti, Cuba, and the United States, the storm died on September 4.Gustav caused about $6.61 Billion in damage, also 112 direct and 41 indirect deaths. Gustav caused at least $6.6 … Hurricane Gustav was a Category 2 hurricane when it hit the Louisiana shore on September 1, 2008. Hurricane Gustav is rapidly growing into a monster Category 5 storm.Federal Emergency Management Agency chief David Paulison told reporters several times at a briefing Saturday that the storm was strengthening into a Category 5 hurricane. Close to two million residents were evacuated from the Gulf Coast region over the … Hurricane Gustav made landfall in southeast Louisiana on September 1st in 2008.
Hurricane Gustav steadily moved in a northwest direction over the Gulf until it made its final landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana on 1 September as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 169 km/h (105 mph). The following 31 files are in this category, out of 31 total. Weather Underground provides tracking maps, 5-day forecasts, computer models, satellite imagery and detailed storm statistics for tracking and forecasting Major Hurricane Gustav Tracker. 2008 07L 5-day track-4PM.png 895 × 716; 26 KB. PDF of Map Google Earth Need help with this map? Hurricane Gustav formed off the coast of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea on August 25, 2008. Clearing the island, Gustav regained hurricane strength and rapidly intensified into a category 4 hurricane which struck western Cuba on the 30th. Total Individual & Households Program Hurricane Gustav hit southwest of New Orleans today as a Category 2 hurricane. Gustav slowly weakened as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico and toward the northern Gulf Coast. the minimum central pressure just reported by an air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft is 955 mb...28.20 inches. Louisiana Hurricane Gustav (DR-1786) Incident Period: September 01, 2008 - September 11, 2008 Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 02, 2008. Hurricane Gustav was the seventh named storm, third hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season.Gustav was a very destructive hurricane, reaching Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.Gustav made a total of four landfalls, its first being in Haiti as a Category 1, its second as a tropical storm in Jamaica, in Cuba as a Category 4, … Individual Assistance Applications Approved: 71,206 . Media in category "Hurricane Gustav". Starting as a tropical depression, it built in intensity quite rapidly to become a Category 1 strength hurricane on August 26, just as it approached Hispaniola.. On 26 August, Gustav weakened to a Category 1 Hurricane with 121 km/h (75 mph) winds before making landfall near Jacmel, Haiti. Gustav caused at least $6.6 … 2008 07L 5-day track.gif 895 × 716; 28 KB. It indirectly caused another 41 deaths in Louisiana. Thereafter, the cyclone began to weaken, and Gustav made landfall over the southern part of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia after midnight on the 12 September as a 90 mph hurricane. It cost $6.9 billion in U.S. damages when adjusted for inflation. Gustav, a rather small tropical cyclone initially, quickly strengthened to a strong category one hurricane before making landfall across Southern Haiti on August 26th with 90 mph sustained winds. The combination of landfall and southwesterly shear weakened Gustav to a minimal tropical … Hurricane Gustav reached an intensity of 148 km/h (92 mph) on 26 August before its first landfall in Haiti. . The French Quarter is all but deserted as Hurricane Gustav bears down on New Orleans, but at least one French Quarter eatery plans on staying open through the storm. Click here to add top navigation