I've relocated our base of operations to the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel on the corner of Bourbon Street and Canal Street. Hotel workers tell me this is a safe building and should withstand the killer winds that are on their way.

Armed guards stand at every entrance --- and their firepower is pretty darned impressive. In addition to journalists, Mayor Ray Nagin will also stay here. I've been all over the city today, taking photos and interviewing residents. I'll be posting stories throughout the weekend. Folks, this is one dangerous storm.