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    Posted August 28, 2012 by
    LostSole
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    pensacola, Florida
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Isaac soaks the Gulf coast

    LostSole and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Isaac soaks Gulf Coast
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    Isaac impacts Pensacola

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     LostSole told me, 'People were really prepared so they are coping well. Plus we down here are used to storms. I have been through many hurricanes with Ivan being the worst.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    I live in Downtown Pensacola, and earlier a storm cell, reported by weather underground doppler radar, was clocked at 158 knots going by over a mile overhead! We did feel the effects down below and it got quite nasty bringing down branches, and hurling debris down the streets. Since then we have had a few tornado warnings already. The images I have were taken at the Pensacola Visitor Center and on Pensacola Beach. Both areas had storm surge intruding on roads and other low areas. The waves on the beach were the largest I have seen since Hurricane Ivan approaching years ago. If you look close you can see a wall of water coming under the Pensacola Bay Pier, and then notice the next photo of a woman running for safety from the massive wave.

    The odd thing about today, is that at times it was monsoonal, and other times we had bright blue skies. However the heat and moisture in the air was oppressive, a telling sign that a tropical cyclone is upon us.

    And I am sure people will wonder why I have shoes, or as I call them Lost Soles, in many of the images. Well that is just what I do and is a whole other story.

    I would love to get more images, but the winds are getting worse and so is the rain. Plus it will be dark soon. Why does it always seem these things always come ashore at night.
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