E. Ky. natives surviving T.S. Isaac

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

It was downgraded to a tropical storm this afternoon, but Isaac continues to pound Louisiana with heavy rain that has led to flooding and rescues. More than 700,000 homes have lost power.

Last night at 11 we talked to a New Orleans seminary student from eastern Kentucky who evacuated to Mississippi who has continued to keep us updated on the progress.

Josh Holland was an Assistant Pastor at First Baptist Church in Hazard before moving to New Orleans about a year ago.

Holland said he has been keeping in contact with folks in Louisiana, though he and others are temporarily staying in Picayune, Mississippi.

He shot this video today and posted it on Facebook.

“All the people we talked to back at the seminary seem to be doing just fine and we are fine up here in Picayune, just fine,” said Holland.
“A lot of wind, a lot of rain. I am trying to see if I can show you one of these pretty big gusts right here,” Holland said as he shot footage of the back yard.

Holland said they had gusts coming through and had sustained winds.
“Just keep the prayers going for everybody in this region,” said Holland.
“We love you all and we will continue to update you all on what's going on with the hurricane.”

We spoke with Holland while the storm was still considered a hurricane, but since then, the power went out where he is staying this afternoon.

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