I couldn't believe how suddenly the sky turned black in New Orleans, around 7 p.m. local time. It was like a scene in a movie. I was out reporting on how the streets are empty of residents and tourists, leaving only National Guard, police and media. For more on what it's like to cover Hurricane Gustav, go to fieldnotes.msnbc.com.
A police car turns off Bourbon Street as the sky turns black over New Orleans.