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Monday, August 27, 2012
Trending: Gulf stars preparing for T.S. Isaac

By Bill Speros

Tropical Storm Isaac brushed South and Central Florida on Monday and appeared headed toward a projected hit as a hurricane on the Gulf Coast region late Tuesday or early Wednesday -- the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall in 2005. The Saints have been told to prepare to leave as early as today for their Thursday game in Nashville. Drew Brees (seen above) left his appearance at a charity softball game Sunday early to get his family ready and posted this warning today:

Hope everyone in Nola and Gulf Coast gets to safety & hunkers down for Isaac. Prepare as best you can. May God’s protective hand be upon us

— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) August 27, 2012

Good wishes and prayers for those in its path continue from across the sports spectrum:

Sending positive thoughts to all my folks in the Gulf South & hoping Isaac fizzles out

— Scott Fujita (@scottfujita99) August 26, 2012

Wishing all the people in the Gulf a safe week as #Isaac approaches .... Take care of each other

— Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) August 27, 2012

Hope Everyone on the Gulf Coast is Safe n Prayers to Those about to Go thru Hurricane Isaac!!!!!!!!

— Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) August 27, 2012

In South Florida, which was battered and soaked by Isaac, it was, well, wet (according to weatherman Jason Taylor):

Why do news stations make a reportergo stand on the beach during a hurricane/trip storm!then they go live & ask "How is it out there"

— Jason Taylor (@JasonTaylor) August 26, 2012

Duh!!! It's wet, windy, cloudy, and dangerous. !!!Look out the window!!!

— Jason Taylor (@JasonTaylor) August 26, 2012

Everyone suffered to one extent or another:

Thank you #Isaac for messing up my satellite signal.I enjoyed my day off watching the scrambled Sunday night game.

— Richie incognito (@68INCOGNITO) August 27, 2012

Reggie Bush -- for one -- has seen worse:

This hurricane is just like any other normal day in Miami I don't really see what the big deal is! Lol! It rains like this all the time

— Reggie Bush (@reggie_bush) August 27, 2012

Things were looking up today, although it was reported nearly 80,000 people in South Florida were still without power as of 9 a.m.:

Good Morning to a beautiful world. I hope Hurricane Issac didn't do any severe damage as he came through South Florida. Hope all are okay..

— Rishard Matthews (@_RMatthews) August 27, 2012

You know it was only a matter of time for this one:

No matter what happens, this storm cannot be as big a disaster as the Miami Dolphins.

— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) August 25, 2012

For some in Isaac's path, weather was only the second-biggest story of the weekend -- as the Dolphins traded their star cornerback to Indianapolis for draft picks:

Feeling very blessed for the opportunity to play for the Miami Dolphins & their fans. Thanks for all the love and support.

— Vontae Davis (@VontaeDavis21) August 26, 2012
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