Isaac Churns in the Gulf
Image Credit: NASA GOES Project
This visible image of Tropical Storm Isaac taken from NASA/NOAA's GOES-13 satellite shows the huge extent of the storm, where the eastern-most clouds lie over the Carolina's and the western most clouds are brushing east Texas.
The image was captured today, August 28, 2012 at 10:25 a.m. EDT before it was announced a Cat. 1 hurricane. At present Hurricane Isaac is moving currently northwestward toward the mouth of the Mississippi river while flooding from the storms surge and rainfall is expected.
Vicksburg is battening down the hatches today in anticipation of Isaac dumping up to 10 inches of rain on us Wednesday and Thursday according to our paper. It will start today and continue up to three more days.
We are also expecting power outages. I guess I am prepared as much as I can be. When Katrina came through in 2005 we were without power from 1:00 p.m. on Monday till 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. It is ironic that another hurricane is coming on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. A little bit eerie for me! If I do not post anymore for the rest-of-the week you will know that my electricity is out. I hope everyone involved will try to stay safe as possible and the ones not involved, please keep us in your prayers until all of this is over with.