- Posted August 29, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Isaac soaks the Gulf coast
Hurricane Isaac in Baldwin County, AL
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
After several days of watches and warnings, Isaac finally began to move past the Gulf Coast of Alabama, bringing wind and rain. Our area considers itself lucky to have missed the worst of the storm, but believe me, we felt the tip of the wrath of what became Hurricane Isaac! With some complacency, my husband and I waited till the last minute to prepare for the storm. And then we sat transfixed in front of the TV watching the news. With concern for our small sailboat anchored out in Soldier's Creek, we finally decided to go out and check our boat, along with other family's homes and boats. We were shocked at the strength of what we considered a "weak" storm! The wind gusts were strong enough to knock us down and the rain was heavier than I've seen since the last hurricane to hit our area last season. Deciding to check out the beaches of our Gulf Coast, we set off south, dodging flying debris and feeling wind gusts trying to push our Jeep off the road. Crazy to go south into the storm? Yes! But as my husband says, "It's a Jeep Thing!" And being a photographer, my husband wanted to take some amazing photographs. Which he did! I am personally grateful that our Alabama Gulf Coast was blessed enough to avoid a direct hit by Isaac, but I am reminded again just how powerful Mother Nature can be. Praying for our Mississippi and LA neighbors and friends!