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Tropical Storm Isaac

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    Isaac is supposed to become a Cat. 1 right before it hits Hispaniola and then weaken back to a TS over Cuba. Once over the Florida Straits it will strengthen back to a Cat. 1 storm.

    The 11am update still shows the storm pushing ever so slowly west. Keep going west Isaac!!! Keep going west.
     

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    Excellent! The weather guessers are only indicating a Cat 1 as it passes by you next week and while that's nothing to sneeze at, it's not a Cat 3 by any stretch of the imagination.

    And yes Brit, I said the "H" word! :shocked:

    Tom :)macwave:... interested to see where this one heads...)
     
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    We are flying to Orlando on Sunday. I'd prefer not to have any bad storm.
     
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    Isaac continues to move slowly westward and Orlando is now out of the cone. We here in Ft Myers are still preparing for the worst. Better safe than sorry.

    Water was already in short supply yesterday afternoon.
     

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    Stay safe!!!
     
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    So what's the latest with the storm? We can work out some flights to the states are being delayed but has it made landfall yet?


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    The storm is sending bands over most of the peninsula of south Florida. It's not expected to make true landfall until it hits the panhandle or possibly New Orleans.

    However, the feeder bands can wreak havoc, particularly where the ground is already saturated.

    OIA is canceling flights, and of course south Florida is canceling faster.

    Ft. Myers Beach is deserted, but the wind is not terrible. The skies are overcast and gray with sudden bursts of rain, and nearly continuous wind now (but not really high wind speeds).

    So, all in all it's a matter of hurry up and wait. School is still on for Orange and Seminole counties (and most counties).

    Hope that helps a bit.
     
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    Hope everyone is ok?

    Also hope it disappears before we fly off in ten days!!


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    Oh this storm will definitely be gone, but that doesn't mean another might not come along. Hurricane season and all that.

    They just showed Key West on the news. The sky is blue and the water is calm, so it's passed by there with no real problem.
     
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    Oh no it's headed for Louisiana again. Our Sleepincatz is there
     
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    Stay safe guys :yes:

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    The first half of today was a steady downpour. The roads were slick and there were a few accidents on I4 when we were traveling along that roadway. Some ponding, and some high water on local catch ponds and creeks.

    Some thunder and lightning, and our phones nearly scared us witless when they went off (while driving!) to alert us to a tornado in the area. No reports of a touchdown or sighting though.

    So, the remainder of the day was cloudy and gray, with a cool breeze, but muggy and hot without the breeze.

    I believe the bands have moved off north, but the weather is expected to still be cloudy and rainy through tomorrow.

    All in all, not a bad thing for Florida, while being a not so great thing for visitors to the greater Orlando area.
     
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    Isaac is now a Cat. 1
     

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    Still some random heavy showers here today. We were in DTD when one broke open the skies.

    Hope all is well your way, DisneyFreak. :yes:
     
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    Stay safe ;-) and try ;-)
     
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    Hmmm, that picture is a bit of a worry. I hope everyone is safe and I sincerely hope New Orleans doesn't get it again.:sorry:
     
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    New Orleans is going to get it again.

    There was a news report last night about an area in south east Florida that was hit by a tornado spawned by the hurricane. Much damage to many homes. :( Fortunately, no loss of life.

    I have nieces in Baton Rouge, and they are well prepared. The wind is there but no rain yet. Everyone is just waiting, and as prepared as they can possibly be.

    When we were there one year ago, July for one niece's wedding, there were still homes with the blue tarps on their roofs. :(
     
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    I don't know what to say, other than horrendous :(
     
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    And a levee is topped. :( :( :( The worst case scenario. The evacuation of the area that will be flooded is expected to be successful but that won't save people's homes. :(
     
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    Oh no, that's terrible :(
     

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