Hurricane Isaac

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  1. melscuba

    melscuba Beach Lover

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    We were there for Hurricane Dennis in 2005, and had to evacuate. It was our first experience with such things. Ever since then, we fuel up as soon as we cross the bridge, on our way IN. It took us over 3 hours to get from just East of San Destin to over the 331 bridge. It was an all-nighter getting home, and we couldn't find gas until close to Luverne. There were NO hotels from there to Atlanta. My parents, who,live in Kentucky, were also with us, and couldn't find a hotel until Chattanooga. If I could give advise, just get gas now, or be well enough stocked to get far away. Find a hotel NOW unless you know you can make it home in one shot, that is a longer trip than normal!

    Now, it was July 4th week when we went through this, so things are likely much better this time of year. But, just giddy on up out of there if you don't live there.
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

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    As of the 1:30 p.m. meeting at the Walton County Emergency Operations Center, Tropical Storm Isaac is still headed toward our area. It is anticipated that there will be a heavier wind impact further inland than what was estimated this morning. Rain will still be problematic, with it expected to continue through Thursday.

    Walton County Commissioners met and declared a local state of emergency after being informed of the impacts that the county will face. This requires Walton County Schools to be closed on Monday and Tuesday, as schools are used as shelters. When evacuations are ordered, shelters are required to be in place. Currently, Walton County is under a voluntary evacuation for non-residents.

    Mandatory evacuations for low-lying areas including campgrounds and RV parks south of Hwy 20 begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, August 27th. Shelter information is available on our website, as well as through our social media pages. For explanation of low-lying areas, please visit our website atwww.waltonso.org. (also see attached map. Low lying areas are defined as any area in light and dark blue as Zones A and B on the map).

    The Clyde B. Wells Bridge (also known as the 331 bridge) is anticipated to be closed at 6 p.m. tomorrow, August 27th. This closure is required when winds reach a sustained level of 40 mph. This may change if the course of the storm changes or intensifies.

    · A local state of emergency declared by Walton County Board of County Commissioners
    · Voluntary evacuations have begun for non-residents
    · Mandatory evacuations will begin at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning (August 27, 2012) for low-lying areas
    · Anticipate that the Clyde B Wells bridge will be closed at 6 p.m. tomorrow afternoon



    Low lying area is defined at anything in light and dark blue (or as Zones A and B)

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  3. Kurt Lischka

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    7 PM Advisory.

    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL STORM ISAAC INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 23A
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092012
    800 PM EDT SUN AUG 26 2012

    ...CENTER OF ISAAC MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO...


    SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...24.1N 82.6W
    ABOUT 60 MI...100 KM SW OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
    ABOUT 530 MI...850 KM SE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.26 INCHES



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  4. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    kurt, as usual you do a fantastic job of keeping this community up to speed. Thanks so much! :cool:
     
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    Latest Satellite image - Isaac is in the gulf.

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    If this track from the Weather Channel is accurate we'll get some serious wind, rain and waves from the southwest Tuesday and Wednesday. Thunderstorm trains and tornadoes possible.

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    Looks like NOLA is going to see some of this.......
     
  10. Lake View Too

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    I've been reading the charts as if we were going to get serious weather on Tuesday, yet the Sheriff's department has stated several times that 40MPH winds could be expected by 5PM Monday. This seems like a big discrepancy.???
     
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    10 PM track from National Hurricane Center moves further west.

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    Katrina's Track almost 7 years ago.
    BTW NOLA has announced that the Superdome will not be used as a shelter.

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  14. sadie1

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    Was watching weather channel and even though its moved far west they act we'll get hammered still as were on the right side of the storm.At least no direct hit
     
  15. Lady D

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    I'm sure you're joking. The Weather Channel showed earlier that South Walton County was under a mandatory evacuation. Is that true?
     
  16. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    One of the scariest days of my life. Katrina about to hit our home in FL and our home in GA. Strange, but because our home in GA was designed by Dr. Samuel Wilson Jr. from NOLA, it has functional hurricane shiutters. So we were less worried about it than the beach house.
     

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  17. Paula

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    Amazing photo! Thanks Kurt and all for keeping those of us who are far away up to date. We will arrive on Friday for Labor Day weekend and will see how the area looks. Mostly concerned about beach erosion, but the beaches come back.
     
  18. Lake View Too

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    Yeah, way cool photo! The probability of our area getting tropical storm winds has dropped below 50% according to latest NHC map.
     
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    The latest track as of 6 AM CDT.

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    Satellite image from HNC.

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