GULF SHORES, Al -- On the ocean in Gulf Shores Alabama, where conditions have already picked up, voluntary evacuations are under way Monday night. And many resorts aren't booking guests. Right now everyone is watching and waiting to see what comes their way.
But on the deck of The Pink Pony Pub -- sitting right on the water -- the party was hopping early Monday night.
"We've got really, I think 250 mph winds the windows do and we have shutters which we have some of the shutters down and we will close the rest when we leave," said Manager Jennifer Baity.
She says they'll close up shop if it gets too dangerous. But for now, they're letting folks enjoy the show.
"It's a lot of wind and rain you see the sand blowing over and water coming up under the building but its kinda neat," she said.
So far, there hasn't been too much to see.
"The waves aren't bad yet but another 12 hours it'll probably pretty nasty around here," said Neal Letcher.
Seven years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans head on, folks in Gulf Shores felt the blow. This time, they're not as concerned. But they are expecting some pretty intense conditions. It's Exactly why many are taking precautions.
"Which is almost more for not so much the storm throwing objects," Letcher said. "Everybody not putting their stuff up. Chairs come flying and stuff."
Homeowners say they're expecting winds to reach 75 miles per hour when Isaac makes landfall one state over. Most of them are more worried about all the water.