Webinar on Tropical Storm Isaac

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

As of right now Isaac is still a tropical storm.
But E-M-A officials believe it will become a hurricane over the next couple of days
Isaac may be a tropical storm and still far from coming ashore, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a concern.

“Today we as a county we feel like we've done everything we can do at this point. We’re standing by and working toward our regional teams and assets that could possibly be used in other parts of Alabama.” Emergency management director Clark Matthews said.

Matthews says many forecast tracks show it heading toward the panhandle.
E-M-A officials have already thought of a plan in case it stays on this path.
Many emergency teams will head to the coast to help with flooding.

“Sunday we'll start making some decisions on taking evacuees out of Florida if that’s necessary.” Matthews said.

That's why they set up a meeting place to help any evacuees.

“Well manage the welcome center with volunteers that could furnish them information as far as hotel rooms and shelters.” Matthews said.

As of right now, Matthews says if the storm hits to the west of the wiregrass, we could be in the direct path of spin off tornadoes.
He says by Sunday, they should have a better idea of just how bad this storm will really be.

If Isaac turns into a category one hurricane and hits the panhandle, the national weather service says there could be storm surges around 4 to 6 feet.

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