Hurricane Isaac?

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Hurricane Isaac?
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 9:07am

Are you watching the news coverage of Hurricane Isaac? Are you being affected by it? If so, how are you doing and what is happening in your area?

What do you think of the media coverage about this event (too little, too much, just right)?

Karla
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 10:32am

Not being in the target area, we aren't getting a lot about Isaac eXCEPT as a footnote to the convention. Sick of hearing about the convention so not paying a lot of attention to the hurricane --- KWIM? 

BUT... they are saying that it could move in our direction after landfall, with some wind and a lot of rain. Not sure we need the wind and we seem to be caught up on rain (too little too late for the corn crop though) so I will be watching the weather reports...

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 10:41am

 I was actually watching the RNC and saw that there are rescues occuring in New Orleans so flipped over to the weather channel to check things out. It'll be interesting to see what happens once it's over. Wasn't it after  Katrina that New Orleans fell apart?

All in all I think the media is doing a better job of covering this storm. They are presenting news and information but It's not overkill like they did with Irene.

It is rather amusing to see Jim Cantore and Al Roker huddling together on the streets of New Orleans. They should make things more a little more interesting by having viewers vote for whether or not Jim should report with or without a shirt. That might make this storm even more interesting.

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 11:02am

We're definitely watching since we're in the path of Isaac right now. We're about 85 miles NW of the eye. Right now. we're getting gusts of up to 35 miles per hour; little rain as of yet. It's a slow moving storm, which means it will likely dump tons of water, so we're just hanging tight to see it brings. By the time it hits here, winds will be less than hurricane strength, thank goodness. Our major concerns are flooding, downed trees and power outages.

As for coverage, we only get the local stations and they're covering it well; giving us the info we need to deal with the situation. Having lived near New Orleans for years, I'm pretty concerned about that area. Having a storm stalled out right on top of them isn't a fun thing. That area is so far below sea level already and the torrential rainfall they're getting now is scary.  

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 11:11am

Hi Lucy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you that your family stays safe. Can you share with us how you prepared for this hurricane? Does this in any way compare to Katrina in your opinion?

Karla
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 11:34am

Thanks, CMKarla; thoughts and prayers are always appreciated!

We started laying in supplies the other day; non-perishable foods, batteries, medicines, ice and water. We spent most of yesterday outside, securing outdoor items so they don't become projectiles in the winds, moving as much as possible into DH's workshed, prepping the generator... things like that. We're about as prepared as we can be with enough food to last at least a week. Since we live in a rural area, chances are good that we'll be blocked in with downed trees and flooding.

It's hard to say whether this one compares to Katrina or not. All hurricanes have some similarities and some differences. But I will say that this one is moving very slow, much like Katrina and therein lies the biggest danger, at least in my mind. The storms can hold massive amounts of water and when it sits above you for hours, like it is right now on the coast, pounding water down around you, things can get very hairy, very very fast. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone facing this storm.

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:37pm
I've been watching the coverage, but we aren't affected by the hurricane itself. I'm pretty sure that one of the reporters is going to be blown away soon, I can't get over how strong the winds are. I really hope that New Orleans stays safe, sending P&PTs to everyone in the area.

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:48pm

Hi Lucy,

We do wish you the best and hope you get through this with no damage or inconvenience. Please update us as you can. {{hugs}}

Karla
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:51pm

I tuned into The Weather Channel after seeing one of the comments and I have to wonder if the reporters ever get hurt. I know I certainly wouldn't want to subject myself to 75mph winds, torrential rain, and flying objects! 

 

Karla
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