Monday Storm is Brewing, Spinning, Packing…well you get the idea.Posted: August 27, 2012
I have a confession to make…I have not once turned on my TV or looked at the news today, even online. I blame it on my sinus infection, and a combination of cold medicine, antibiotics and utter disgust at the crapfest going on in my home town of Tampa. (BTW, that utter disgust has to deal with the latest shit spewing from the GOP: Tom Smith, GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy From Rape Similar To ‘Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock’ If you haven’t seen that link, be sure to check it out!)
Map locates Tropical Storm Isaac and its projected path for the next five days (AP/NOAA)
NEW ORLEANS — With its massive size and ponderous movement, a strengthening Isaac could become a punishing rain machine depending on its power, speed and where it comes ashore along the Gulf Coast.
The focus has been on New Orleans as Isaac takes dead aim at the city seven years after Hurricane Katrina, but the impact will be felt well beyond the city limits. The storm’s winds could be felt more than 200 miles from its center.
As the Caribbean assessed the damage from Tropical Storm Isaac’s deadly hit, the U.S. Gulf Coast braced for a possible hurricane. The storm has already affected plans for the Republican National Convention, oil companies have cut production and governors have issued states of emergency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac.
The National Weather Service is continuing to monitor the storm — their analysis of Tropical Storm Isaac can be viewed by clicking here. They recommend preparing for storms by having a disaster supply kit ready, establishing a family plan, and staying informed as the weather develops.
That link will give you updates on the HuffPo website. But for the latest check this here: Tropical Storm ISAAC
Of course, this isn’t welcome news for folks who were planning to fly out of NOLA: Isaac leads airlines to cancel New Orleans flights
And New Orleans is not the only one that will be affected: Isaac threat to Gulf Coast well beyond New Orleans
Be sure everyone stays safe, and that is especially true for you Dakinikat.
Oh, this is an open thread…