Isaac has made landfall

Kids on a bench on the shore of Lake Pontchatrain

Plaquernines Parish Aug 29, 2012

Bayou La Batre August 28, 2012

These are pics from Hurricane Isaac taken yesterday and today. I cannot believe the pic of two boys and a dog playing in the lake during a hurricane. Some tornadoes are expected with this storm so we pray that everyone will be safe. Because of this storm my dad is going to have to work overtime dealing with insurance claims.  Because the storm is moving so slowly, 15″ – 25″ of rain is expected.  One good thing might be that the storm will put enough water in the Mississippi River to let the barges and boats go up and down again.  By the time it gets to the Great Lakes it is expected to give 5″ to 10″ of rain.

Issac to become hurricane today

Track of Issac as of 8/26/2012

 

Issac is expected to become a hurricane today as it enters the Gulf of Mexico.  It should gather a lot of strength from the warm waters of the Gulf.  Then it is expecedt to hit Louisiana late Tuesday. I won’t be able to post again until Wednesday because I am starting school tomorrow.  I will be writing about  what happened in my Wednesday post.  I hope everyone survives the hurricane.   Leah B.

What Issac has done so far

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Issac is still only a tropical storm but…It has killed 3 people in Haiti and is heading towards Florida.  I pray that no one else gets killed or hurt by Issac.

People in Florida watch out!  A hurricane warning for the Florida Keys has been issued.  The republicans are having bad luck.  Would you want to go to a convention in the middle of a hurricane/tropical storm?

I wouldn’t.

 

 

Beware of Issac

Issac’s projected track as of Aug 22, 2012

Issac is a cat 1 hurricane that is heading towards the U.S.  I am planning to track Issac until it dissipates.

I hope I can bring you pictures. But you can send in your own Issac pictures and I’ll try to post them.

 

Tornados are destructive

Did you know that a tornado is:  A violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud, and often (but not always) visible as a funnel cloud.

They are classified as being between F-O and F-5 in strength.  F5 tornadoes can be a mile and a half wide and have speed over 260 miles per hour.  Since you can’t measure the speed of a tornado, people look at the damage they have done to figure out how strong they were.   My papa built a website for a customer who sells tornado shelters, so he is helping me with this post. You can look at that website by clicking HERE.

Above are some really cool pictures: