Clay County residents are about to see more rain than they've seen all summer thanks to a little something called Isaac.
The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain and strong storms this weekend due to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. The National Weather Service projects up to seven inches of rainfall for western Indiana.
According to Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband, this type of storm brings the possibility of flooding, power outages, damage from falling trees and limbs due to high winds or even a small tornado.
"We have a possibility of strong storms, but I'm pretty sure we'll get heavy rain," Husband said. "We could see some tornados spawn. We'll just have to wait and see."
Husband said the storms and rain will begin late Friday, lasting all day Saturday and into Sunday.
"It depends on how fast it moves," Husband said, who doesn't believe the heavy rains will affect crops.
"As far as crop production, the crops are pretty well done. They are just maturing now. I don't know that this rain will have any effect on the crops."
Husband recommends residents prepare for the storm in the following ways:
* Check your flashlights, lamps or lanterns to make sure they are in proper working condition,
* Make sure you have fuel in your vehicles,
* Pick up any extra supplies that you use every day, and
* Check your medical supplies to make sure you have everything you could need for your family.
"If it becomes this bad, we need to be able to take care of ourselves until power and other utilities can be restored," Husband said.