BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas Many people on Bolivar Peninsula were parked in front of their televisions as Isaac rolled ashore, stirring up memories of Hurricane Ike.
Not Carole Hamadey. She s avoiding coverage of the storm.
I don t want to expose myself to that. It just reopens a lot of wounds for me, she said.
Hamadey thought she was going to die during Hurricane Ike four years ago.
The 65-year-old was forced to ride out the storm after a visitor refused to leave her bed and breakfast.
Hamadey said it looked like a tsunami as the storm surge sent Gulf waters 14 feet over her balcony and into her home. A helicopter had to rescue Hamadey and her guest.
By the grace of God I survived it, she said.
Now she refuses to get worked up over storms in the Gulf.
Why get yourself all stressed out? I just chose not to expose myself to that again, Hamadey said.
For her, it s all part of living in a little piece of paradise.