As the radar got worse this week in the Gulf, the Mitchell family quickly decided to lock up their Louisiana home and head to Fayetteville to escape Isaac.
Rain pours in all the way from the Gulf, bringing a family fleeing the flood to Fayetteville.
"My immediate thought was to get out and bring my Mom and Dad with me,"
And what better place to crash than at their son Brandon's house, a wide receiver for the Razorbacks.
"Brandon was very adamant about us coming and getting away from the storm of course, and making sure we weren't going to miss his game," says Bobby Mitchell, Brandon's Dad.
Here in Fayetteville, it's all about kickoff..
"I can't wait to get out there, they always say I'm the noisiest one in the bunch," says Margaret.
A welcome distraction to the news of out of New Orleans.
"No one is at our house right now. The electricity is still out, we don't know what we'll face this time because no on can go in there and take a look at it," says Margaret.
For the Mitchells, evacuating is nothing new.
"We keep the cars gassed up at least a half a tank so if we have to make a fast exit we're always able to do that," says Bobby.
Especially with a storm setup similar to Katrina.
"How can you not think about it in the back of your mind, especially being the same time of the year?" says Bobby.
But with one major difference, they now have a home away from home.
"It's a tremendous blessing. I thought about that on the way here. We actually have that choice when a lot of people don't. In Katrina, a lot of people were stranded on the highways and we're just grateful to be here," says Margaret.
While the return to Louisiana will be challenging, right now the Mitchells are just focusing on family and of course, football.
"Being here is sort of sweet to know that we can celebrate the game and that kind of takes our mind away from what's happening in Louisiana," says Bobby.
The Mitchells have someone looking over their house while they're gone and fingers are crossed that conditions don't get worse.