WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush is checking in with Gulf Coast governors and federal officials to make sure his administration is doing all it can to be ready for Hurricane Gustav.

The president called the governors of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas early Saturday morning from the White House. All those states are in the potential path of the storm, which could reach the U.S. by early Tuesday.

Bush was getting regular updates from aides about the storm's path and the government's preparations.

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel says Bush told the governors they would have the full support of the federal government.