Here I am getting my suitcase together for my flight to Oklahoma City tomorrow and the Tampa Bay area just got their 5:00pm report on Isaac.
Before reaching Florida waters, Isaac will batter the northern Caribbean islands from the Leewards to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba.
During the next few days Isaac will most likely strengthen to a Category 1 or 2 hurricane. My area is worried and officials told everyone to start getting their "plan" in order. This is what separates us from those getting earthquakes and tornado's, we have 4 days notice.
Oh, did I mention right behind #9, Isaac is #10, you can see her on the map below... the fun of living in the tropics.
The town is getting a bit nervous and telling all the RNC people it may be cancelled. Can you imagine 60thousand people are coming this weekend for the 4 day event... to start on Monday, the same day they expect a hurricane to hit. The Mayor said we need to protect our people and to not worry about politics.
Much of the area around the convention site is low-lying and near the water. But I wonder how will they get to the venues with the downpours and winds? No one is talking about that as most are staying on the Clearwater Beach hotels.. how will they get to Tampa, the causeways will all be shut down? When heavy winds come they put tractor trailers on each end of the 4 to 8 mile man made roads, to shut them down. The water surge will put about 6' of water over the Courtney Causeway. This road starts on Clearwater Beach and travels east to Tampa.
Should be interesting to say the least... but, then Isaac may just go somewhere else?
In the mean time before I leave tomorrow I must take down all my flower pots from the deck and line them along the house walls. My car needs it's cover put on.. I'll be busy! Better safe than sorry!
Ok... not for me to be nervous about.
I'll be having a good time with my grandsons and will not think about "Is my house still standing".
Good thoughts here!
Good thoughts here!
Everyone living on the Gulf Coast please be safe!
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