WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WTVA) -- In Yalobusha County, emergency officials along with law enforcement are learning from the past and taking precautions for what Isaac might bring.
The county's emergency director spent the day preparing equipment and resources, wishing for the best.
"Well, at this point, hopefully we are going to miss the bulk of it. Possibly we are going to get some wind and a good bit of rain out of it. Really, I hope that's all we get out of it," said Frank Hyde, the county's emergency managment director.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina's power reached much farther north than Isaac is expected to, but the county experienced power outages and lots of downed trees.
In 2012, law enforcement isn't taking any chances.
"We're going to expect the worst but hope for the best. The way the storm's been looking, hopefully we won't get anything but some wind and rain," said Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys.
Emergency officials have all the response vehicles and equipment ready.