Comments: Eye See Isaac

We're battened down and ready. And watching the radar earlier, it looked like that band that drenched you moved off into the Atlantic. Fingers crossed for that anyway.

It's midnight here, and we're just getting breezes and a sprinkle here and there. But stay ready, you know?

Posted by Mrs. Who at August 28, 2012 12:13 AM

we didn't get as much rain as you did, but it rained pretty much non-stop for Sunday night (midnight or so) until 2p yesterday.

I was relieved to see our bucket system in the attic kept the water stain in the kid's bedroom from growing.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at August 28, 2012 07:51 AM

This hurricane is a piece of cake. I fired up my generator, bought five extra cans of gasoline, brought in all the wind chimes, etc, stacked all my porch furniture against the wall. We have a slight wind and a gentle shower now and then. What a disappointment!

Seriously, I feel like we've dodged a bullet here in the ancient city of Pensacola. And I'm looking at the bright side. Many of those areas in the mid west are about to see their drought end abruptly. But before it happens the residents of NOLA are going to feel like they're drinking out of a fire hose.

Posted by Angus of Jura at August 28, 2012 09:01 AM

Even if 13 inches of rain was expected, there isn't much of anything that can be done about it. Only so much can be engineered and accommodated physically then the problems start. No matter where I've lived there have been floods periodically. Those floods result in collapsed roads, people either stuck in cars trying to drive through places they shouldn't, or flooded basements you name it. Depending on the weather system it can happen over the course of days or in a concentrated downpour. (in the 90's Aurora IL got 17 inches of rain in 24 hours - an inland record. Talk about nowhere for the water to go, they are about 40 miles from Lake Michigan and flat as a pancake. It was a total mess)

Glad to hear they cancelled school so you didn't have to go driving about in all the mess.

From what I can gather via the news stories on the web, the governors of the states in the threat area are taking it seriously and moving early to have things in place. It doesn't keep the storm from hitting but hopefully it keeps more people safe.

Posted by Teresa at August 28, 2012 09:04 AM

The wind, yes. But we certainly didn't expect the amount of rain... for two days. It just never let up!

We've only been here for 10 years, but there water was collected in places never seen before. I knew some records had to be broken...

Posted by pam at August 28, 2012 10:57 AM

My brother in Tarpon Springs, near Tampa, says they got little wind or rain, bitched about the hype about before the storm and calls the storm a "non-event." I assured him the folks living a few miles west of me would disagree. We got 8 inches in my area, but are on higher ground and had few if any problems.

Posted by George P at August 28, 2012 11:04 AM

Ha ha. You would never make it in the North in the winter! School is rarely called off the night before. Closings are always decided first thing in the morning.

Posted by Jilly at August 30, 2012 05:45 PM