Gustav Downgraded to Cat. 1

Winds decrease to 90 mph as storm moves west across La.
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2008 3:14 PM CDT
Ruth Breland kayaks from the backyard of her home on near Dog Lake in southern Louisiana.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Hurricane Gustav has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, reports, with its top winds diminishing to 90 mph as it moves west across Louisiana. The storm was at Category 2 when it made landfall earlier today near Cocodrie, La. Gustav, with the potential for continued heavy rain and winds, is moving northwest at approximately 15 mph.