FIRST PERSON | THEODORE, Ala. -- I woke up this morning half-believing Tropical Storm Isaac would have shifted a bit to the north. So far, it looks like we'll miss the worst part of the storm, but all that can change with one new advisory. I've been living in Mobile for more than 20 years, so tropical weather isn't anything new to me. But it is unpredictable. We're just two hours from New Orleans; as a matter of fact, we just returned from a mini-vacation on Bourbon Street two weeks ago.
Yesterday, we made the decision to board up windows, trim the oak trees in the front yard and pick up the yard clutter. During our tree trimming, we found evidence of the tornado that hit our area just three years, an old window frame is hanging precariously from an ultra high branch. I'll have to watch that during the day today. I moved my vehicles to the back yard behind my 8-foot fence hoping that this location will keep them safe.
The kids are out of school so I'll have plenty of time for playing board games while we wait out the hours and hours of rain we're scheduled to experience. So far, so good.
- Natural Phenomena