SAN ANTONIO - While Isaac is delivering a fair share of rain and wind to the coast, the thought of greater destruction weighs on the mind of John Craig, who remembers Katrina’s wrath on Biloxi, Mississippi.
Craig was living in Biloxi when Hurricane Katrina struck, but now resides in San Antonio.
“It wasn't so much as what we went through personally as much as those we knew and loved and saw what they went through and were just hoping so sincerely that they don't have to go through that again," explained Craig.
Craig was serving as a bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints during Katrina. His church was turned into a shelter for more than 200 people.
“There was so much devastation that we had some individuals stay six weeks in the church,” remembered Craig.
And while New Orleans was in the spotlight for all of its horrific destruction, he says many parts of Mississippi were also destroyed, leaving them without basic amenities.
Craig has since checked in with some friends in Biloxi and said he feels a sense of relief to know Isaac did not leave the same destructive path that Katrina left behind.