GUSTAV WINDS HAVE HIT 150 MPH, and it has made landfall in Cuba. Brendan Loy has the scoop. Looks like the Cayman Islands — hit this morning when Gustav was barely over hurricane strength — dodged a bullet. Cuba isn’t so lucky; let’s hope others in the path have better luck.

Meanwhile, news on preparations in New Orleans, and video, at the Times-Picayune site.

UPDATE: Actually, Little Cayman was hit harder than initial reports suggested, and — to a lesser degree — so was Cayman Brac. British warships are arriving to provide relief.