CODEN, Ala. (WALA) - Residents in Bayou La Batre stocked up on food and gas Monday as they prepared for the arrival of tropical storm Isaac.
Homes, stark along the main road in town, stood boarded up in preparation of the possibility of an impact from the eastern bands of Isaac. August 27 forecasts pointed to the eye of the storm making landfall late Tuesday or Wednesday along the Mississippi or Louisiana coast.
There is something aside from wind and rain that concerns Lori Bosarge, though. It concerns her so much, in fact, that she's put up signs in her front yard to inform others.
"I am worried about what the storm will stir up and bring to the surface," said Bosarge. "I am worried about the contamination from the BP oil spill."
Still, like others in southern Mobile County, Bosarge prepared for whatever Isaac may bring by focusing on those things she could prepare for.
She stocked up on fresh fruits and vegetables, things she said she can easily eat if the power were to go out.
"I got some new potatoes that are good on the grill, tomatoes and apples," said Bosarge.
Storm surge is a big concern for a lot of people in the Bayou La Batre and Coden area, so moving to higher ground is a must. High winds can be worrisome, too.
She showed how easily her home's hurricane shutters can be swung into place.
"We put this up after Hurricane Katrina," said Bosarge, demonstrating how the wooden shutters protect her windows. "My husband built them. This is the home he grew up in; it has survived several storms. For Katrina, the water was all the way to the front yard, but we did not flood."
Bosarge, like others living in this area that has been hit by disaster after disaster: first, Hurricane Katrina in 2005; followed by the BP oil spill in 2010.
She hopes Isaac isn't the next disaster they have to worry about.
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