Hurricane Gustav Approaches Haiti, Forecast to Enter Gulf of Mexico

Hurrican Gustav has gained strength in the southeast region of the Caribbean Sea as it heads beyond the Dominican Republic, passes over Haiti and makes its way toward Cuba and Jamaica. The National Hurricane Center projects that Gustav will enter the Gulf of Mexico by early Sunday morning.

Currently a Category One hurricane, Gustav's maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Although it is expected to weaken while making landfall over Haiti today, it is expected to restrengthen by the time it approaches Cuba on Wednesday. Forecasters predict that Gustav could be a Category Three hurricane by the time it enters the Gulf of Mexico.

Suggested Articles:

MMGY Global CEO Clayton Reid expects that travel industry recovery will happen "sooner than people can see clearly today." Read more here.

After the House approved the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package on Friday, President Donald Trump signed the bill into law. Read more here.

From Thailand to Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their vacations turning to nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close borders.