Many Kentuckians have family living along the Gulf coast and are closely watching Isaac's impact. Katie Hymel recently made Lexington her home but her heart is with family in southern Louisiana, taking a pounding by Isaac's strong winds and rain.
"The wind picked up last time when I talked to her about 5:00 her time this morning. They're just waiting for it to move. Everything was stationary and they were starting to get the bands of rain," says Hymel.
Katie has lived her whole life just south of New Orleans and went through many hurricanes, including Rita just 3 weeks after Katrina in 2005.
"It's really weird because I'm close to my family. I've been there with them over 25 years. And I've been through almost every single hurricane with them," says Hymel. But this time she is experiencing Isaac by her mother's descriptions on the phone.
"It's just a fact of life in Louisiana...or anywhere along the gulf coast."
Katie's friends and family say the rain is heavy and constant and some are without power. But it's nothing they haven't dealt with before.
"I know they're going to be okay in the front of my mind but in the back of my mind there's that little worry," adds Hymel.
So she like many with loved ones coping with Isaac wait for the storm to move away and for the clean up to begin.
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