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Planet Earth

Are We Ready For Gustav?

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumAugust 30, 2008 7:40 PM

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Gustav is now a major hurricane headed toward Louisiana with estimated surface winds of 120 mph. He's expected to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday.

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Values of Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) over 80 are often associated with rapid intensification of hurricanes. More from Jeff Masters.

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