I am not trying to make light of Gustav out in the Gulf. In fact, I think all of us on the Gulf of Mexico take these hurricanes alot more seriously now since Katrina and Rita 3 years ago. But when you are 2 to 3 days away from landfall, it's all a gamble as to where it will land.
Living in Cypress, a northwest suburb of Houston, we are 77 miles to the north of Galveston. If Gustav comes to Galveston, we would most likely see lots and lots of rain and at the worst some spin off tornadoes....which really sounds like any other summer storm around here. They (the weathermen) say to prepare to be without electricity for up to 3 days.......so stock up on nonperishable food and lots of water. So I will head out to Walmart and do just that.