The IRS is among the millions of us tracking Hurricane Gustav. As I write, the storm is a Category 4 monster and is heading for the western half of Louisiana's coast.
Tax officials have announced that they will, if necessary, provide tax relief to affected areas. That typically includes extension of deadlines and the ability to get special tax relief to help cover some of your damage costs. I've blogged about this it seems like a gazillion times, but if you need a refresher, check out this post.
As for the areas that might be eligible for the special tax treatment, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a hurricane response page that provide the latest info on areas hit by all types of natural disasters.
Several Florida counties were recently designated as presidential disaster areas after Fay swept through the Sunshine State. I suspect more such declarations will come on the heels of Gustav and possibly Hanna, who's been taking advantage of the Gulf focus to maybe sneak up on, yes, Florida.
And although time is short, you also need to take steps now to protect your tax and financial records. The IRS has some advice here, and more info can be found in this previous post. You might want to check out these insurance tips for storm victims, too, just in case.