Bracing for Isaac

Wichita storm chaser and extreme weather photographer Jim Reed is documenting Isaac, the tropical storm expected to become a hurricane sometime today as it bears down on the Gulf Coast.

Reed is with Dag Kittlaus, co-creator of Siri, the voice on iPhones. They are in Gulfport, Miss., monitoring developments.

This first shot is workers boarding up the hotel Reed, Kittlaus and assistant Katelyn Pfeister are staying in.

The second shot shows the Gulfport shoreline in what could be dubbed the calm before the storm. This was taken Monday.