Friday, August 31, 2012

The Story of Isaac as Told By James Ott of Watson, Louisiana

What an outstanding effort by James Ott of Watson, Louisiana in reporting on the progress of Hurricane Isaac as it passed over James' home in Watson! It was a riveting series of posts that had us all experiencing the hurricane right through our computer monitors - so lifelike and detailed.

I have known James Ott for over 40 years and I had a brilliant idea in asking him to journal the before, during and after in the life of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. I knew people would be interested in such an online diary but I underestimated the sheer volume of that interest. James did not disappoint us with his concise reports and the way Isaac was affecting him, his family and his friends and neighbors. He did so with over a dozen quality "on the scene" reports that kept you on the edge of your seat anticipating the next one with little sleep for over two solid, harrowing days.

I can not begin to thank James enough for the yeoman's job he did in keeping us informed. He did these reports out of the kindness of his heart for an old friend while making sure at the same time that his family and property were as safe as could be. I hope that some day I'll be able to repay James for such kindness towards me and my blog readers.

James Ott, I am proud and honored to call you "Friend".

Thank you.

James' Journey with Isaac

In case you missed any of the action, I have listed all of James' reports in chronological order below, so you, too, can be part of the story James so graciously and brilliantly told us.



  1. Thanks for the kind words, Toby. Though we are still on generator power(36+ hours so far!), we are doing fine. The water has receded back to within the creek bank here at our home. In the lower lying areas flood waters still remain. Over 1 billion dollars in damages so far in South Louisiana. Keep praying for our citizens to recover from this disaster. All the best, to you and yours, Tob. Take care!

    1. Prayers and the best to y'all, James. Your efforts for this blog were nothing short of incredible. Thank you again.