shelters

Hurricane Isaac
5:35 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Gulf Coast Residents Seek Safety In Ala. Shelters

As Hurricane Isaac zeroes in on Louisiana, Gulf Coast residents seek shelter in Alabama.
noaa.gov National Hurricane Center

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.

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