(BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala.) - From city officials to shrimpers, folks in Bayou La Batre are taking advantage of Monday's beautiful weather, and preparing for Isaac.
"All the boats are coming in, we're anchoring them down and getting ready for this blow hoping it's not too bad," said Dominick Ficarino, Dominick's Seafood Owner. He's paying close attention to Isaac and isn't taking any chances especially after what he experienced in 2005.
"I lost my processing plant during Katrina all the way to the slab," said Ficarino.
"In Katrina all this was under water there were boats all in the woods over there it was a mess," said Deckhand Mike Colburn.
To prevent another mess, he spent the day getting ready.
"We have to put out extra ropes, lower our nets on deck and put five gallon buckets over our exhaust tanks to keep water from getting in the main engines," said Colburn.
Isaac forced Bayou La Batre Mayor Stan Wright and the city council to hold an emergency meeting. They quickly decided to reschedule the Municipal General Election for September 25th.
And now that hurricane shelters are open, city officials are staying busy.
"Our police will go door to door in low lying areas, knock on their doors. If they need transportation, people that don't have transportation, those that are handicapped , we'll go get them," said Wright.
Boat traffic will take a hit Tuesday because of the storm.
ALDOT is locking down the Bayou La Batre draw bridge, allowing only vehicle traffic.