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City officials keeping close watch on Isaac

While the City of Greenville may escape the brunt of Hurricane Isaac, officials are still busy preparing for the storm’s arrival.

Greenville Fire Department Chief Mike Phillips, who is monitoring the storm for the city, said the latest projections have the storm heading toward New Orleans, but that Greenville “isn’t out of the woods yet.”

“We’re going to have some weather,” he said. “We’ve been watching this since last Friday, and we’re looking better now than we were then. At first it looked like it was coming right toward us, but now it looks like it’s changed its course again.”

Phillips said meteorologists are predicting that the Greenville area could receive 3-6 inches of rain.

“There’s a chance we could have some flooding,” Phillips said.

Phillips said city officials will continue to monitor the storm until it has moved out of the area.

“We’ll keep an eye on it,” Phillips said. “Right now it’s changing day to day, and no one knows for sure where it’s going for sure, but it looks like we’re going to be OK.”