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Oklahomans Riding Out Hurricane Isaac

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Current observation and analysis of Isaac indicate that it may begin to move along more of a westerly track over the next 24 for 48 hours. Current observation and analysis of Isaac indicate that it may begin to move along more of a westerly track over the next 24 for 48 hours.
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There are Oklahomans riding out Hurricane Isaac right now in New Orleans. Communication with people in New Orleans is difficult, many are without electricity and cell service is spotty. Still News 9 was able to get through and see how some Oklahomans are faring.

Sisters Hope Thibodeaux and Heather Wright are hunkered down at a home about 15 miles outside of New Orleans proper. They are some of the lucky ones still with electricity.

"Of course, now the storm is stalling and it's dropping a lot of rain and the wind is a lot stronger than I think we had anticipated. It just gets a little nerve-racking," said Wright, Wednesday morning.

8/29/2012 Related Story: Isaac May Drop Several Inches Of Rain On Eastern Oklahoma

The two sisters evacuated New Orleans during Katrina and ended up staying with their other sister in Oklahoma.

Hope was attending the University of New Orleans, but with no college to return to, Oklahoma State University took her in, even gave her a scholarship; help that Hope says she wouldn't have completed her degree without.

"The people of Oklahoma are a totally different breed. They're wonderful and we love them," said Thibodeaux.

And right now, the sisters are kind of wishing they were back in Oklahoma.

8/29/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Worries About Family Hit By Isaac

Danny Meyers says he feeling that way a little bit too. He is also an OSU Cowboy and was born and raised in Oklahoma. He now also lives in New Orleans. This is his first hurricane.

"You're waiting, waiting, waiting. You're almost just ready for it to finally hit," said Meyers. "Where of course severe weather in Oklahoma is just bam it kind of happens."

Meyers describes his experience as similar to an Oklahoma thunderstorm, except for the duration.

"It's a light hurricane. I'd rather do that than an Oklahoma thunderstorm. But if it's two or above I'd rather go through a thunderstorm because they move in and move out so fast," said Meyers.

Meyers is without power, it went out around 4am. He says it will likely be two days before it's back on.

8/28/2012 Related Story: Hurricane Isaac Intensifies As It Moves Closer To Gulf Coast

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