New Tampa Taking Isaac Talk in Stride
'If it comes, it comes,' homeless woman says of Tropical Storm Isaac.
As Tropical Storm Isaac edges closer, Sunday morning seems pretty typical so far in New Tampa.
A homeless woman named Cheryl posted up at Highwoods Preserve Parkway and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard was taking all the Isaac talk in stride.
“What are you going to do? If it comes, it comes,” said Cheryl, who didn’t want her last name used.
The 59-year-old said she is staying at a homeless camp not far from the University Mall. Are occupants doing anything special to secure the camp when foul weather hits?
“I don’t know,” she said. “I’ve never been homeless before.”
It seems unlikely Tampa Bay will take a direct hit from Isaac, according to the latest weather calculations, but high winds and heavy rains are sure to strike. Hillsborough County schools will be closed Monday as a precaution.
Still, Tampa Palms Boulevard this morning looked like most other Sundays. Walkers and joggers were out in clusters as spandex-clad bicyclists rode past.
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