Hurricane Isaac
5:35 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Gulf Coast Residents Seek Safety In Ala. Shelters

Several hundred people are staying in shelters in Mobile and Baldwin counties during Hurricane Isaac.

Juana Castillo said she drove with her mother, stepdad and brother from Metairie, La., to a shelter in Theodore. She said her dad lived through Katrina and he urged the family to leave Louisiana.

A 75-year-old Mobile man, Tom Rowan, said he had the boat he calls home pulled out of the water and then went to a shelter. He said the water at Turner Marina where he docks his boat is up about a foot, but Isaac has been unimpressive so far.

Charlotte McCrary said she took her family to a shelter in Mobile County after losing her house in Katrina. She's had two children since Katrina and she said she wants to make sure they are safe.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.