I have two friends that live in New Orleans. One of them I only have a postal address for, but for the other I have an e-mail address and phone. My hope is that they're both safe, but word from my e-mail friend is that he's doing what he did during Katrina: evacuating to a high-rise hotel. He is confident that things will be ok, at least during the storm iteself. Me (and our mutual friends) don't quite agree.
Until I hear that everything's really ok after the storm passes, I'm gonna worry.
ETA: Terry pointed me to this blog by Marcus, who's Ridin' Out Gustav.