The yard is clear and the house ready. It's looking like Isaac won't hit us too bad, but there are mandatory evacuations of some beach communities. Shelters are opening for these people this morning. Storm surge of 3 to 5 feet is predicted.
That doesn't sound like a lot, but the floor of our house is only 8.5 feet up.
One new thing the last couple years is some shelters are declared pet friendly so people with pets have a place to go.