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Coverage of tropical storm Isaac continues now we have Storm Chasers in the area and giving us an I am reporting on what's happening down there Joseph -- -- has been driving along Florida's Gulf Coast.
Very carefully I hope Joseph because this can be very dangerous -- -- doing we want to tell people that you're taking precautions.
You're now in the Tampa Bay Area you're traveling south on interstate 75 near Brandon Florida.
The conditions there are going downhill we understand pretty fast are you with us.
Yeah they -- getting ready to cross the bridge.
Saint Petersburg to Tampa that's -- key point for a lot of people what are you seeing.
Are right now on the got -- big thing tropical storm condition that nine.
-- heavier rain and wind about forty maybe forty mile an hour and higher -- I definitely got to work get an at bat kind of gotten burst out.
You know I checked out your website I know how much of this you do you've seen a lot of these storms compare if you can't -- -- to some of the once you've.
Driven through driven and chasing.
I had then Purdue hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma in -- Florida.
And no they're definitely not as bad as either does -- -- A major hurricane.
I -- now I'm the greats.
But I think it definitely going to be any big payout blunt threat here is people -- wet carpet welcome storm surge.
-- day -- you walk along the West Coast.
Don't take it lightly.
Because it -- -- I got -- big impact and bit he had heard it.
You know Joseph I want people understand this is sunshine bridge I've driven across this from saint Pete to Tampa it is is one of our producer said moments ago.
Kind of scared to do what it doesn't have tropical storm conditions -- you right there even with the water.
What is it like now -- the water on the road -- The way I can't really -- waited but other when they're definitely picking up here.
-- going up -- definitely -- detained about 3040 mile an hour right now.
-- it just pouring down.
I had some common over this bridge short Brandon.
-- -- start to climb up that bridge now are are you seeing very many people because they had said -- not mandatory evacuations but we just suggest people kind of stay in shelter that they stay inside.
-- earlier today there were quite a few people out there right now I have not been very many people are best we had to go out.
There aren't you people heading north on that bridge but I've not been anyone.
I'm heading out toward the branding and put a port Meyers area.
Yeah now we have a really good.
Vantage point look at the center of your screen you can see where he's going now and we can't quite see the rainfall that you're describing.
Because we just don't see that captured on the camera but what are the wins like now.
Other winter you Rick probably -- about 4050 miles an hour.
As you can be a good drive and over the bridge in your car I -- not.
Well it still a little bit they got to be very careful driving it at -- -- especially in tropical storm conditions.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- To do the best we got through it and it can -- get -- Debbie get into the night.
Right -- was on -- storm chaser tonight giving us his camera lens of view and also first person account of all this and again.
Don't do this he's a professional -- -- just thank you very much appreciate it tropical storm Isaac forced.
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