I don’t have time to post a full update right now, but I highly recommend Alan Sullivan’s latest post, including updates. He summarizing things excellently.
Also, Eric Berger has promised a comprehensive rundown on the prognosis for New Orleans in the next couple of hours.
More later. In the mean time, keep checking the links in the sidebar at right for the latest.
P.S. The timestamp on this post, and all posts on this blog, is in Pacific time. I apologize for any confusion.
I will try to post an update after the 5:00 PM EDT (2pm PDT) advisory from the National Hurricane Center.