Photo: Gustav Now Major Hurricane -- And Picking Up Steam



Hurricane Gustav swirls just south of western Cuba on the morning of August 30, 2008.

The hurricane is expected to reach Category 5 status—the highest—by August 31. Gustav will later pass over a Gulf of Mexico current known to supercharge storms. The hurricane may make landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast around September 2.


Satellite image from AP Photo via NOAA


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