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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.

, and other stores have water and batteries stacked front and center for customers, but no long lines at the gas station or ATMs.

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, , but high winds and heavy rains are sure to strike. 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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John Stanley August 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Fortunately, the storm became a non-event for us. Hopefully, it will be for others too!

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