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"RunnerFL" said:
Take it from someone experiencing Isaac first hand as I type. It's much ado about nothing...
That's good to hear.
 

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Looks like a strong Cat 2 when it makes landfall. I don't see it weakening, especially with it being over open water for the next two days. New Orleans looks like it's right in the path. I'm guessing we'll see some local coverage by Tuesday afternoon.
 

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DIRECTV Launches Tropical Storm Isaac Information Channel

Channel Will Provide Local Network News Feeds Along the Storm Track and Red Cross Information to Aid Storm Victims

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DIRECTV is launching a dedicated 24/7 "Tropical Storm Isaac Information" channel that will provide live broadcasts from local stations in markets affected by the tropical storm to DIRECTV viewers nationwide.

The DIRECTV-produced information channel will begin broadcasting at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT tonight and will air on viewer channels 325 and 349. DIRECTV plans to provide continuous coverage until the storm has diminished in strength.

DIRECTV will simulcast local news and information coverage from various stations in affected markets as the storm moves up from the Florida Keys through the Gulf of Mexico. DIRECTV will also provide graphical information to inform our customer base about potential evacuations, closures, event cancellations and any additional critical information as needed.*Storm preparation information will be delivered in graphical form from the American Red Cross along with information from other emergency organizations.

As DIRECTV tracks the storm it will manually switch to a local station in the affected market. The information channel will broadcast coverage from the following markets:

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Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla.
Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
Gainesville, Fla.
Tallahassee, Fla.
Panama City, Fla.
Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla.
Montgomery, Ala.
Biloxi, Miss.
Hattiesburg, Miss.
New Orleans, La.
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About DIRECTV:

DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry-leading customer service to 33 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 19.9 million customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 11 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to 12 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 60 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.

DIRECTV
Robert Mercer, (310) 964-4683
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RunnerFL said:
Take it from someone experiencing Isaac first hand as I type. It's much ado about nothing...
Not quite as pleasant down here. A lot of rain and power problems, must have had thirty, at least, 2 second outages. I had one APC fail and another acting up. Certainly nothing at all like Wilma, but a major inconvenience nonetheless. And to top it off, I was on vacation in Key West and came home early yesterday.
 

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Yes. Live. This is a great service. Good customer focus.

Wonder why two channels? Different satellites?
 

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I spent most of the weekend not too concerned about Isaac. But in the past two hours, the feeder bands have been awful.

Moving through at about 50 mph, massive lighting strikes nearby, super heavy rain where even the 101 sat went to all zero's for over 20 mins. And in the tornado box as I type.

Two brief power outages too.

So even a Tropical Storm without a direct hit is nasty.
 

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RunnerFL said:
Take it from someone experiencing Isaac first hand as I type. It's much ado about nothing...
I don't think anyone ever suggested that Lake Worth and Palm Beach would get much more than windy rain.

Even Key West was spared most of the dire consequences threatened by the local doomsayers. The local stations went into full "Chicken Little" mode yesterday and preempted all national feeds until early this evening. Almost comical, if it weren't so annoying.

I have a lot of respect for Mother Nature, having lived in the Carribean and South Florida all my life and in Southern Dade County during Hurricane Andrew, but this was massive overkill and most aggravating. I do feel sorry for the upper Gulf Coast, as it seems likely that this rather large, but weak storm has the potential to really get strong in the warm Gulf waters and might make landfall in the New Orleans area 7 years to the day that Katrina made landfall. Of course, the Corps of Engineers says the levees will hold, for sure! Sounds familiar.

The Weather Channel has some decent coverage, but their people, with a very few exceptions, are deadly boring.
 

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Not quite as pleasant down here. A lot of rain and power problems, must have had thirty, at least, 2 second outages. I had one APC fail and another acting up. Certainly nothing at all like Wilma, but a major inconvenience nonetheless. And to top it off, I was on vacation in Key West and came home early yesterday.
Lots of rain and wind here in Boca but no power outages or damages. When I left Lake Worth 3 hours ago I had about 2" of standing water in most of my yard and a lake in my back yard, that isn't normally there, but that's not a huge deal.
 
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