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It's not too early to start looking at your plans for hurricane preparedness. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says South Mississippians should take a hard look at their policies as Gustav churns into the Gulf of Mexico. You can check the links to the right to help get you ready for the storm.

On the Gustav front, the storm has weakened after interaction with Haiti but figures to pick up steam after it gets back over warm water. The spaghetti map is starting to converge the mass of computer models into an unfortunate-looking path.

Jeff Masters at Weather Underground says the storm should pass south of Cuba, and its intensity will be determined by how close to land it gets.

Rob Lightbown at Crown Weather Services says his best guess at a U.S. landfall is between the Mississippi-Louisiana border and upper Texas coast.

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