Just FYI: Yes, it did hit us at a Cat 1 (Or did it? Sources conflict on this, so I hope a meteorologist will take the time to intervene here, and let us know what the experts believe); the highest winds were recorded at around 77 mph. (Notice that StormPulse has Gustav listed as a hurricane in Southeast Rapides Parish before turning into a tropical storm).
And get ready for Ike. These things are dynamic, and any slight shift to the east could place us in the notorious Northeast Quandrant.