Enough gloom and doom! If you’re not smiling at the end of this I want to check you for a pulse…
The scary thing is that I can name almost every single movie in those clips- a head full of useless information I have here.
Izzy just sits there and spins, and southern Louisiana gets more and more water pumped on it. One levee has already
failedbeen overtopped, but the dry air mass is still supposed to mitigate the very worst case scenarios. It still sucks to be there now I’m sure.
As I said before, praying is about all anyone outside the area can do at the moment- just be ready to jump in and help however you can once the damn thing moves on. That, however, is taking far too long.
It just keeps getting better- per Brendan Loy (careful loading that link, it has a ton of animated gifs that will slow your PC to a crawl)-
With the eye remaining over water, Isaac still has a chance to maintain its strength, or even perhaps strengthen a little, for quite some time. Even once it moves over the swampy bayous, that may remain true. According to the11pm NHC discussion, little change in strength in expected over the next 12 hours. (Note: the barometric pressure has actually dropped to 968 mb.)
So, at this speed, all of southeastern Louisiana is going to take an extended battering, both from the winds and, more importantly, from the rain — possibly as much as 20 inches or more — and storm surge. (The surge is still rising at Shell Beach, LA, for instance.)
In other words, not good at all. LSU and Saints fans can look forward to at best a squishy weekend. At worst, well-