Storm edition

It looks as if Hurricane Isaac is serious enough to, if nothing else, make people who boarded up their windows, brought in water and stocked up on flashlight batteries feel smart about preparing for the storm.

Here is a scary-looking photo of a storm-tossed pier that was posted by Abe N. Mehri and retweeted by many others.

The Weather Channel reported that, in at least one area, the storm surge was about 16 feet high. People in the area are reporting on Twitter and elsewhere that the water is up to the rooftops in some areas.

We hope that you are dry and safe and that this storm passes quickly.

For current, first-hand accounts of what is happening that are appearing on Twitter, try going to the Monitter service, at http://www.monitter.com, and searching for the term #isaac