I've noticed that the media has not put too much emphasis on potential threats to New Orleans from Gustav, but I know everyone is thinking about it. The latest track from the NHC, puts Gustav at a CAT 3 heading right towards the SE Louisianan coast on labor day. Its certainly too early to hit any panic buttons, but I'm sure the media will jump on this in the coming days if the track remains consistent.
I"m sure there is a lot of political/economic weight being pushed around here to the media with the threat of oil prices rising due to potential damage to the gulf of mexico offshore oil rigs. I'm sure there is some pressure to be conservative on the potential danger at this point.