Tampa Bay Dodges The Hurricane Bullet Again With Isaac
This five-day forecast says it all. Isaac's track has shifted toward New Orleans and away from Florida.
Florida is no longer under a tropical storm warning. In fact, Tampa received little rain and only some gusty winds from Isaac.
Tampa has a history of being under the gun with early hurricane forecasts, and then dodging the bullet. Hurricane Charlie led to evacuations in Tampa Bay, but a last-minute course change led it to hit Port Charlotte instead.
If a hurricane hit Tampa at the right trajectory, it could be catastrophic. Tampa General Hospital and much of te city's downtown could flood.
But it has been more than 90 years since we've had a direct hit from a hurricane -- and with Isaac, we've been missed again.