The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Gustav is about 220 miles southeast of New Orleans and is moving northwest at 16 mph.
Gustav has winds of 115 mph and could strengthen slightly, but still is expected to be a Category 3 storm when it makes landfall on the Louisiana coast early Monday afternoon.
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Gustav could produce a storm surge of 10-14 feet near and east of where the center makes landfall. The storm likely will produce six to 12 inches of rain, and 20 inches are possible in some areas.
The next advisory will be at 1 a.m.
Workers at the state's Emergency Operations Center reported that shelters in the central part of the state are filling up. By 7 p.m. Sunday, nine shelters reached capacity levels in Warren and Hinds counties.