Well, as we all know, Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana as a category 2 on September 1, 2008.
I worked at the State Operations Center in Baton Rouge, getting a chance every so often to step outside under the building's awning to feel the wind and see its effects on the area.
My hotel was without power for 3 days...some parts of Baton Rouge were without it for a week or more.
The work days were long, but the recovery work finally settled down and transitioned through its phases. I left Baton Rouge in late October, getting some time off before my next deployment.