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.