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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Isaac is still being felt here


After making all the preparations we could for the arrival of the expected category two hurricane Isaac, it veered to the west and is making life unpleasant for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.  It is officially a hurricane and will no doubt bring misery to many.  So far we have had some rain and moderate wind, but nothing severe. We are currently caught up in one of the outer bands and we just finished a tornado warning period with no tornado landing on us, but did spend some time in an interior room without windows.  Victoria was not amused, nor for that matter, grandma either. The forecast is for higher winds and more possible tornadoes through at least tomorrow. By this time tomorrow we will hopefully be in the clear of the worst weather.

Our daughter and her family spent last night and today with us and may yet have to spend tonight as well.  Her school district has decided to hold classes tomorrow, despite the fact that our highest forecast winds are due tomorrow, so she may have to go to work from here.  I sure hope they know what they are doing. All other surrounding districts remain closed

We installed the new style hurricane covers that come with new build homes, which are required by Florida rules.  They go up pretty easy and our made of some hopefully strong fiber cloth.  I am a bit dubious that they can provide as much protection as old fashioned plywood.

This afternoon we had a very warm heavy rain shower that Victoria just loved.

We remain hopeful that we have avoided the worst of this storm and will be able to hit the road for Georgia the end of this week to visit our grandson and his family.















14 comments:

where's weaver said...

Glad you had a photo of those hurricane covers. I saw them on some homes on TV but had no idea what they were.
Looks like everyone was trying to make the best of it. So glad it missed you all.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

glad to see you've battened down the hatches. Don't know if those window covers will do much, they look pretty flimsey. Hopefully you get missed by the worst if Isaac and don't have to give them the acid test.

Good luck!

Judy and Emma said...

Glad you didn't take a direct hit from Isaac!

Luci & Loree said...

Glad you seem to have been skimmed over & things appear well. those look like some fancy window coverings..

Sherry said...

Glad to see that you were well prepared and so far no effects of the storm have come your way.

Corrie, Dan and Gumbo Ryan said...

thankfully it looks like you guys dodged a bullet with this one:) hurricane "season" is THE reason we left the gulf coast & will not retire anywhere near it. at this age life is too short to worry for five months every year about the latest tropical depression headed into the gulf. up here in the pacific NW we only have to worry about the unexpected earthquake or maybe a vocano erupting. - corrie & dan

Sue and Doug said...

glad to see you are prepared!..Victoria looked like she had fun 'playing in the rain'!

Rick Doyle said...

Victoria is growing up so fast - she sure is a beautiful little girl!

Glad to hear Isaac didn't hit you guys head on even though those tornado warnings and heavy rains must be bad enough.

Sure hope New Orleans doesn't get swamped again.

E Squared and Mui said...

Glad to hear that Isaac gave you a break from the really bad stuff ... I'd never heard of the covers until I saw them on this post; interesting concept.

Gail Houle said...

Glad to see Isaac bypassed you with the worst of his wrath.
Victoria is just a doll!

Phyllis said...

Those nasty hurricanes! Hubby is from the Gulf coast and wants to settle there when we get tired of fulltiming. M? Not so much.

Glad you made it through with little discomfort.

Jeff & Barbie said...

Glad that Isaac steered away from you folks!

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Ugh - be safe during the weather.

Laura said...

The hurricane covers look like a good idea - bullet proof vests are also made of fabric ;-)

It must be some comfort to have your daughter and grand-daughter with you.