National Weather Service Betsy had sustained winds of 58 mph and maximum wind gusts of 92 mph.A wind gust is a short rush of wind, and a maximum sustained wind is the maximum wind over a period of one minute.Gustav brought 10 hours of wind gusts, and reports show Betsy brought between four and six hours of wind gusts, Blanchard said. Weather Models and Maps Additional flooding occurred around Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas as southeast and east winds pushed water into the lakes thus parts of St John the Baptist, Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St Tammany Parishes. Gustav remained a tropical storm as it passed along the southern coast of Jamaica on Thursday and Friday. He said no other hurricanes to hit Baton Rouge in recent years compared to Gustav or Betsy. Sign up today! Pray sweetie PRAY! It brought wind gusts of 96 mph, he said.The National Hurricane Center did not begin naming hurricanes until 1950, he said. One month before the end of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, meteorologists have deemed Hurricane Gustav the worst storm to hit Baton Rouge in at least 50 years, with the University suffering between $12 million and $16 million in damage. Ten years after Hurricane Gustav ravaged the Baton Rouge area, we revisit the storm that caused more than 800,000 to lose power in the state. Due to the threat of significant storm flooding associated with the landfall of a major hurricane along the Louisiana Coast, widespread evacuations took place in south Louisiana from August 29th through the 31st. One month before the end of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, meteorologists have deemed Hurricane Gustav the worst storm to hit Baton Rouge in at least 50 years, with the University suffering between $12 million and $16 million in damage. Preliminary estimates indicate that 1.9 million people evacuated from south Louisiana in advance of Hurricane Gustav, Gustav eventually made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana, or about 70 miles southwest of New Orleans, on Labor Day morning, September 1st, as a strong Category Two Hurricane with sustained winds of 110 mph. Times of sun and clouds. By this point, guidance models were fairly consistent in bringing Gustav toward the central/western Louisiana coast on Monday. Much cooler. Mobile Radar A few clouds. There was an error processing your request. As Gustav passed over the mountainous southern peninsula of Haiti later on Tuesday, it weakened back to tropical storm force and began to turn to the southwest toward Jamaica. Briefing Page Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s. Please try another search. Showers possible in the afternoon. Rain likely. Gustav rapidly increased to Category One (on the Saffir-Simpson scale) Hurricane status by early Tuesday morning as it headed northwest toward Haiti. A few morning showers. Weather Radio Information. Damage in Baton Rouge caused by Hurricane Gustav. it is a possibility that gustav could come up the mouth of the mississippi river and remain strong from the river waters as it hits baton rouge. A few clouds. Low around 40F. Forecast Discussion Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 40s. Gustav rapidly intensified overnight to a strong Category Two Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph early Saturday morning, August 30th. Favaloro said the University didn't lose any endowed oak trees because of Gustav.Grymes said Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 were also some of the strongest storms to affect Baton Rouge in the last 50 years. Outlooks On Friday evening, August 29th, Gustav regained Category One Hurricane status as it neared the Cayman Islands. Winds light and variable. We helped our sister universities in New Orleans relocate. Low 36F. Partly cloudy. Significant Weather Events On September 1, 2008, Hurricane Gustav devastated Baton Rouge. You have permission to edit this article. Jesus says when 2 or more are gathered together there He is in the midst of them.I pray God does to Gustav what He's done when other hurricanes has threaten BR, always shift them in another direction. Current Hazards In the period from Sunday the 31st through Wednesday the 3rd, there were reports of 11.22" in Brusly, West Baton Rouge Parish, 8.11" in Mandeville, St Tammany Parish, 8.15" in Livingston, Livingston Parish, and 8.91" in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. NWS Lows overnight in the mid 40s. - - - - Contact Lindsey Meaux at [email protected] Education Program Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Damage included 35 to 40 structures damaged around Westwego, including 15 total losses. Hydrologic Information Fire Manager Quick Brief Tropical Forecast, Climate and Past Weather Finally, heavy rainfall affected parts of the area, including greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Air Quality Forecasts Low 37F. Hurricane Gustav came in near Cocodrie in southern Louisiana and continuing through Houma and then eventually Baton Rouge, after worrying the entire Gulf Coast for a week. "The University bore no monetary damages from Rita, Durham said. Sorry, the location you searched for was not found. A mostly clear sky. Climate Prediction Center, Weather Safety Storm Prediction Center Error! At Bay St Louis in Hancock County, Mississippi,water levels were nearly 10 feet above normal on Monday morning. BATON ROUGE -- Hurricane Gustav is being blamed for 10 deaths in Louisiana, and the numbers could increase as coroners classify circumstances, state health chief Alan Levine said late Tuesday. 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