Lines at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Tropical Storm Isaac may not be near Atlanta, but that's not stopping the storm from impacting local travel and work.
Amtrak has canceled two days of train service. Amtrak's Tuesday and Wednesday Crescent Route will end in Atlanta, instead of continuing on to New Orleans, where the storm could hit.
Most airlines flying out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are expected to resume full operations from Atlanta to South Florida by late Monday morning. However, flights to Louisiana and Mississippi could be impacted later in the week.
"That definitely delayed us for a day to go down there because I don't want to get into bad weather, and I don't think anybody does," said Rob Redding, a nationally-syndicated radio talk show host located in Atlanta, who had to postpone his weekend trip to Tampa.
Many local workers will also experience longer hours this week. For example, Georgia Power will monitor Isaac from its storm center in downtown Atlanta.
On Sunday, crews traveled to Florida, but once the storm's track changed, workers were turned around in Jacksonville.
Right now there are not anymore requests from other states for Georgia Power's help, but they expect some could come from their partners with MS Power, Gulf Power and AL Power.
A representative with the company said Georgia is always their first concern and if they did send crews, they would send some from areas of the state that aren't likely to be affected and would make sure there's enough crews to cover Georgia.
Isaac will bring the threat of flooding and tornadoes to the southwest corner of Georgia. That region includes Albany and areas to the south and west of that city.
Five to seven inches of rain are possible in that area, with the potential for even higher amounts.
The storm has been on a track similar to Hurricane Katrina's path in 2005, which contributed 16 tornadoes across Georgia.
Isaac was churning over the open Gulf of Mexico on Monday, where it was expected to intensify into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana and Florida and close to the seventh anniversary of Katrina.
The Red Cross' warehouses in Georgia are also gearing up to ship disaster supplies as necessary.
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