|Published:||Aug 26, 2012 11:32 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 27, 2012 10:10 PM EDT|
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - The rain came and went all day Sunday on Marco Island. Despite a milder day, people still took precautions. We found groups of newspaper boxes set on their sides just in case the wind got too strong. People put up their shutters, secured their boats, and stocked up on supplies.
The only noticeable effect we've seen so far has been sitting on water on the roads, but that isn't causing any major traffic problems. The big concern officials once had here was that storm surge would cause coastal flooding. The latest information predicts minimal coastal flooding at the time of high tide.
As the night went on, we found people by the water, curious what isaac would bring.
"I just thought it wouldn't be bad, and my husband thought it would be. I was right, I think," Pat Radlovacki said.
"No shutters up yet," Alicia Spiller said. "Our neighbors had their shutters up ready to do but I think we were just more excited for the rain and a little bit of wind."
"I love to fish. We had Irene in New York last August and had to come down and see what Isaac would be," Neck Mock of Albany said as he got ready to fish."
Moderate rain and lightning rolled in toward 11 p.m. At least at this point, the weather conditions have not gotten nearly as bad as predicted. Several storm shelters as well as the Hurricane Hotline closed early because of improving conditions.
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