WCTV Brings You A Gull's Eye View of Isaac from St. George Island

By: Jacquie Slater Email
By: Jacquie Slater Email

St. George Island, Florida- August 27, 2012- 6pm

Conditions are changing minute by minute. The rains have picked up and sand is blowing everywhere.

St. George Island, Florida- August 27, 2012- 5:30pm

WCTV is still hanging out- taking a nice little stroll along the beach while we can because we are expecting more wind and rain out here. It's died down a lot just since you last saw us at 5. While we know everyone still has power let's talk about a couple of tips if you lose it. A home insurance company sent some tips our way...

Unplug computers, home entertainment systems and non-essential equipment and appliances. This helps prevent surge damage when electrical power is restored.

Do not run portable generator in enclosed spaces such as a garage to avoid the danger of carbon monoxide.

Limit opening refrigerator and freezer doors. Food will keep longer if doors remain closed. If the power is out longer than two hours, throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40°F.

Do not use charcoal or gas grills or camp stoves for cooking in enclosed areas.

When Debby hit the island, they didn't have power for days but the concern doesn't seem to be quite as strong this go around.

St. George Island, Florida- August 27, 2012- 5pm

Many Franklin County residents have boarded up their homes and headed for higher ground.

We're being told that the bridge to St George island is now closed. Franklin County is under a mandatory evacuation. St George Island, Bald Point, St. Theresa, mobile homes in low lying areas anyone in those place is being asked to leave but we've seen plenty of people sticking around.

With the bridge being closed, people would be stopped before being allowed on and only someone living or working here would be able to pass.

St. George Island, Florida- August 27, 2012- 5pm

WCTV headed down to St. George Island around 10 a.m. The drive down was pretty uneventful but once we crossed the bridge from Eastpoint to the island, winds picked up and so did the rain. There was a bit of a lull in the rain this afternoon but things started to get active again around an hour ago.

The surf is beginning to kick up. Earlier today the waves were a bit smaller. The beach has stayed fairly quiet. There have been a few people walking out to check out the storm. We even saw a few brave people with their surf boards.

Some of the businesses here on the island are open. The gas station and convenience store as well as a restaurant.

WCTV will be out at St. George throughout the evening. We will continue to keep you updated on the conditions.

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