飓风古斯塔夫登陆路易斯安那 Hurricane Gustav Hits Louisiana

01 September, 2008

海水漫过新奥尔良的一些护堤,但是当地官员认为,这些护堤能够抵挡古斯塔夫飓风的猛烈冲击。

飓风没有正面冲击路易斯安那州的新奥尔良,星期一在新奥尔良市西南方向大约110公里处登陆。古斯塔夫登陆时的强度为二级风暴,风速大约每小时175公里,预计新奥尔良将连续数小时受到冲击。

随着古斯塔夫在陆地上移动,风力会逐渐减弱,并为一些地区带来多达半米的降雨量。有关官员说,一些低洼地带可能会被水淹没,特别是出现风暴潮的时候。很多低洼地区已经失去电力供应。

有关官员说,受威胁地区内的95%居民已经撤离。

Water is sloshing over the tops of some levees in New Orleans, but officials say they believe the barriers will hold despite the onslaught from Hurricane Gustav.

The storm spared New Orleans a direct hit, making landfall today (Monday) about 110 kilometers southwest of New Orleans. Gustav came ashore as a Category Two storm, with winds moving at 175 kilometers per hour. It is expected to lash the city for several hours.

Winds could then weaken as the storm moves over land and dumps up to a half meter of rain in some areas. Officials say they expect flooding in some low-lying areas, especially as storm surges form. Many areas have lost power.

Authorities say about 95 percent of the residents in the threatened area have evacuated their homes.