Mobile Al. Aug 31,2008 5:00 Pm
Gustav has arrived at 5:00 pm on the dot heavy rains and wind started here. It has been breezy most of the day, this is the first of the rain bands and it is really coming down. I have a couple of videos but I am having trouble uploading it my connection is by satellite and the weather is messing with it. I would guess the wind was about 40 mph and the rain came down at a very heavy rate. It lasted about 5 minutes and now it is dead calm. The storm is passing south of Mobile right about now. People are prepared here, but not panicked. We filled a 20 gallon drum with gasoline for the generator this morning. I will upload the vids whe I can get a reliable connection which could be a while.