Gustave took a pretty large toll of life on Hispaniola - 22 people - always sad to to see this kind of news. Here is and update from Bloomberg:
"The potential we see in this thing is pretty high," Dan Kottlowski, a meteorologist with private forecaster AccuWeather.com, said in an interview yesterday. "It would not take too much to make this a category 5 hurricane."
Gustav killed at least 22 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it passed over the island of Hispaniola, which they share, the Associated Press reported yesterday. A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of southern Cuba.
The eye of Gustav, where sustained winds are almost 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, was 105 miles south-southwest of Guantanamo, Cuba, and 80 miles east-northeast of Kingston, Jamaica, just before 2 a.m. Miami time yesterday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.
It was moving west-southwest at about 8 mph on a path that should take it between Jamaica and Cuba today and tomorrow, the advisory said. Gustav may regain hurricane strength by tomorrow before 8 p.m. Miami time.