Originally Posted by myhorsesonador
I don't mean to sound rude, but why are people making such a big deal out of Isaac? It isn't even going to get past cat. 1.
Maybe it's because I grew up in FL and I've been through more bad storms that a lot of people, but come on.
It is on the anniversary of Katrina, and people down here, in my experience, are paranoid as all get out that it might be another Katrina. The storm has slowed down and is getting stronger, winds are predicted to be in the 90 mph range, and possibly go higher. And, depending on where it hits, South Mississippi at least may see a lot of wind and flood damage in the bay areas. Some are anticipating tornadoes to come about because of the high winds hitting this side of Mississippi. Power outages are probably a given.
Six feet swells might put my apartment under water if the storm comes during high tide, and they're predicting twelve foot swells. I really don't want to be under water.
It could go either way though. A lot of people think it will be pretty easy to weather, but that isn't stopping them from buckling down like it might be a cat 3 or worse.