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Keep talking more about the -- we get a head back down to Jeff Flock.
Live from -- -- -- island Florida he's got the latest on -- which is expected to strengthen to category two hurricane as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico.
-- -- -- -- -- And Tracy we're got storm surge down here as well you know the sort was going past -- yesterday we had.
-- short so we had the tides go way out now we're starting to get it -- when we get the light up just a little bit more next hour.
We'll show you what the surge looks like down here these are tropical storm force winds that you see.
Well Alitalia when you have.
When you you know you have not had a hurricane you've had a tropical storm when the coconuts are still up in the palm trees no one get -- with coconuts here this morning.
And that's a good thing the West Coast of Florida obviously spared by this one Tampa also spared -- -- one.
You have -- a choice between -- struggle of man vs man or man vs nature I always choose.
Man vs nature that's why perhaps I'm not at the convention I'm down here on the beach and where will continue to be is up where Maria was talking about where this storm is headed.
As she points out -- as you point out this is a very large storm -- a very large wind field.
Also got a lot of water associated -- that.
And a storm this -- it's one of the reasons is that not intensified as rapidly as we all thought that it might.
And why it's still now may be just a cat one when it gets to shore.
That is because it is so big it is harder for a big storm to get.
More intense it's really had a lot of problems with -- organization but -- Maria pointed out.
It's now over those warm gulf waters it's not interacting with any land it has limited wind shear which is that.
The factor that comes in can mitigate against.
And a little bit drier but not a whole lot so a we could get a fairly good storm -- to leave here later in the morning and head north.
We'll meet it -- New Orleans you know it's funny I was and in New Orleans seven years ago today.
Waiting for Katrina that was a much bigger storm a very different storm.
I say a bigger storm I mean a more intense storm and actually was a similar size to what this one is to a -- affects over a longer period.
But not anywhere near as intense as Katrina and that's always good news.
Jeff Flock at eleven that you said Isaac was an organized must -- -- -- step -- where you've been.
I -- you -- -- at this storm moves west -- and -- pointed out on the map.
You head into New Orleans that could actually be worse right because as we're mentioning earlier.
Everything to the right is stronger and heavier so enormous could really get clobbered again couldn't it.
Especially at this track continues to move west you know you got Morgan City and you've got all those oil and gas installations down in that area.
But your right if New Orleans is to the right.
Or to the east that's where that strongest quadrant of the storm is.
And that will get pounded worst it at this point if the current track -- which is more New Orleans will go a little bit to the east of that into Biloxi.
Or maybe -- -- and or somewhere along the coast of Mississippi.
But if -- as you point out if that's jobs just a little bit west there.
New war -- comes dead on and of course but -- is protected by all the -- -- and so that's helpful to New Orleans.
And you know the storm is not as intense as Katrina so that the city could be okay.
But you know continue to go west by the end of the time it gets to land it could even be -- -- -- we could look at that are perhaps even the Texas coast before we're done.
Jeff block -- say -- -- island Florida thanks Jeff.
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