Hurricane Isaac was a category one, but brought with it loads of rainfall and plenty of suffering. Though the winds were no where near what they were with Katrina, talking with residents on the coast before and after the storm, it was obvious that both storms have left their own stamps on the feelings of Mississippians.
One perception, especially after Sandy hit the northeast, is that storms of a tragic nature are on the increase.
Not so, said Richard Knabb, head of the National Hurricane center.
"What we don't see is any real signal that the total numbers of hurricanes and the overall intensities of hurricanes or tropical storms is on the increase or decrease," he said.
Knabb warned Mississippians and all coast dwellers in the U.S., or anywhere for that matter, that more storms, even bad ones, are likely again next year.
"There are other places in the near future that could face their Sandy. That is more impactful than anything they've ever experienced. Hurricanes and tropical storms in any one spot are relatively rare. But when they do happen, you've got to be prepared."
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency told us earlier this year that they are working continuously to do just that. Before Isaac came along, there were disaster drills at MEMA headquarters.