Thank goodness it wasn't worse.
Our friends are in for some uncomfortable, inconvenient and in some cases, expensive times for a while, at least until the power grid for their area comes back to life. A lot of them have classes and students to sort out too, as this was the first week of the semester for so many. Maybe the institutions should re-think the idea of opening this week of August?
Further south and west though, things are worse.
We can only hope that as Isaac finally lumbers its way north the tons of water dropped on the drought-parched lands will be able to penetrate the ground and replenish some of the regions' moisture.
Also hope all the fellow-traveling tornadoes are wound down.
The last bits seem scheduled to hit us on the 6th, which probably means a little wind and some rain.
Funny it isn't, that prior to 2004, I never even thought about hurricanes or posted about them. Hurricane Ivan changed all that.
El V, of course, growing up his first years in Louisiana, has always been hurricane sensitive, and since Katrina he's rabidly phobic on the subject, always ordering everyone to EVACUATE, NOW!