I'm fine at my house, but there are tornadoes and damage all around. Flooding is increasing and people are being rescued only minutes from me. This storm is a repeat of Hurricane Georges in 1998. It is sitting on us, dumping hard rain and spawning tornadoes constantly.
Thanks for continuing to pray for all affected.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
As of this morning, Hurricane Isaac is expected to make a slight western turn and land right on me. See the letter "H" where it reaches the shoreline? I am directly, completely underneath it on the Grand Bay...the Mississippi/Alabama state line.
Here is another map. I'm underneath the number "2", which means they are saying it will be a Category 2 storm by the time it reaches me.
Things just got a little more serious. We can't afford a direct hit around here, that's for sure. I don't want anyone to have to deal with it, though. It's just one of those times when you don't want to go through it but certainly wouldn't wish it on somebody else. It could very well change track again tomorrow, but it's pretty much guaranteed at this point that I'll get some part of it, if not the eye.
We are making preparations around here, but I never evacuate. You can expect updates from me as long as I have a way to do so. I won't have internet most likely, but I may still be able to send texts from my phone. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @ugottafriend, which is where I will send most my updates. I will send texts to Facebook also, and possibly one here to the blog if I can figure it out.
It's going to be an interesting week. Thanks for any and all thoughts and prayers.