TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but not before claiming two lives and leaving it's mark in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Betsey Patrick, a Toledo woman living in Houma, Louisiana, just southwest of New Orleans survived Katrina and now Isaac
"I remember one of the first hurricanes I went through, I don't remember which one it was, but I was in the hospital, at the time and I was nervous because everyone else was being evacuated and I had to stay in the hospital. It had windows in the room, and it was very upsetting, you know, at the time," said Betsey Patrick.
Even after 25 years of living in Louisiana, the idea of hurricanes and major storms coming through Houma make Patrick nervous.
"With the winds, you know you're worried about the tornados. Another town over, it's about ten miles from here I heard a shopping center just got leveled, with a tornado, so, that gets a little unnerving," said Patrick.
A town over from Houma, a shopping center was completely wiped out by a tornado. Evacuations have been ordered for residents along the river in Mississippi and Louisiana and because of that, charities in th the Toledo area have stepped up.
The ISOH/IMPACT has sent out two shipments of goods packing items like toiletries and canned food in buckets.
"It keeps your personal items waterproof, and also, somebody when they're unloading can look at the bucket and it'll say food, or cleaning or it might say puppy care, it might say baby care, or kitty care or whatever, and they can see it and hand it out right away," said Dr. Linda Greene.
As Isaac swept through, it left people]le without power, caused flooding in the streets and damaged people's homes.
"It gets so bad that you have no place to go, that there's nothing left, everything's covered with mud, and everything's covered with a lot of the mildew and you can't go back home because if you breath that stuff it's awful, and the clean-up is just, it's staggering," said Dr. Greene.
I-SOH/ IMPACT is sending it's third shipment of goods tomorrow but are running short on funding.
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