evacuations http://wwno.org en LSU back to normal after bomb scare http://wwno.org/post/lsu-back-normal-after-bomb-scare <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana State University officials say everything is back to normal a day after a bomb threat spawned an evacuation of the Baton Rouge campus.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">University spokesman Herb Vincent said Tuesday LSU police are leading the investigation into the caller who phoned in a bomb threat Monday morning.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:11:49 +0000 The Associated Press 20250 at http://wwno.org New evacuations ordered as storm surge rolls in http://wwno.org/post/new-evacuations-ordered-storm-surge-rolls <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Authorities in Plaquemines Parish, where storm surge from Hurricane Isaac caused extensive flooding overnight, have ordered a mandatory evacuation for a portion of the west bank of the Mississippi River.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The evacuation affects people living from Venice north to the Oakville floodgate on Louisiana Highway 23.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:00:54 +0000 The Associated Press 18897 at http://wwno.org Transportation Department Restaging Buses http://wwno.org/post/transportation-department-restaging-buses <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: 16px; text-align: justify; ">The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (</span>DOTD<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: 16px; text-align: justify; ">) announced that it is in the process of </span>restaging<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: 16px; text-align: justify; "> its </span>busing<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: 16px; text-align: justify; "> assets to locations outsid Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:39:40 +0000 WWNO Staff 18802 at http://wwno.org Nursing homes evacuated for Hurricane Isaac http://wwno.org/post/nursing-homes-evacuated-hurricane-isaac <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">More than 700 nursing home patients have been moved to higher ground in advance of Hurricane Isaac.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that eight nursing homes in the hurricane warning area have evacuated. The state Department of Health and Hospitals says those facilities had 745 residents.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:07:13 +0000 The Associated Press 18780 at http://wwno.org Curfew declared in Plaquemines Parish http://wwno.org/post/curfew-declared-plaquemines-parish <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Plaquemines Parish officials have issued an immediate dusk-to-dawn curfew as Hurricane Isaac neared the mouth of the Mississippi River.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The curfew covers the entire parish. Much of Plaquemines has been evacuated.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:07:44 +0000 The Associated Press 18760 at http://wwno.org Two shelters open in St. Tammany Parish http://wwno.org/post/two-shelters-open-st-tammany-parish <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Two shelters have opened in St. Tammany Parish as Hurricane Isaac approaches.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials of the St. Tammany Parish School Board and the Red Cross said the shelters are at William Pitcher Junior High School, 415 S. Jefferson Ave. in Covington and at Creekside Junior High School, 65434 Louisiana Highway 41, Pearl River.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:24:02 +0000 The Associated Press 18750 at http://wwno.org Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes http://wwno.org/post/shelters-open-terrebonne-lafourche-parishes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:12:37 +0000 The Associated Press 18748 at http://wwno.org Jefferson Parish evacuees moved to new shelter http://wwno.org/post/jefferson-parish-evacuees-moved-new-shelter <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Jefferson Parish officials say a shelter opened in Terrytown for Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria residents has closed.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Authorities said people who had been at the shelter have been moved to Westside Primary School in Hammond.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:56:31 +0000 The Associated Press 18743 at http://wwno.org Assumption Parish announces mandatory evacuation http://wwno.org/post/assumption-parish-announces-mandatory-evacuation <p>Assumption Parish officials have announced a mandatory evacuation of the parish in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall.</p><p>The parish has reportedly banned the sale of alcohol, and has announced a curfew.</p><p>Assumption has also opened a shelter of last resort, at Belle Rose Middle School (7177 Highway 1). Officials say the school will be running off of generator power; however, all evacuees are required to bring all necessary items with them, including food, water, toiletries, bedding and medicines. No cots will be provided.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:37:36 +0000 Jason Saul 18725 at http://wwno.org St. Charles Parish evacuation underway http://wwno.org/post/st-charles-parish-evacuation-underway <p><em style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(41, 99, 49); ">The St. Charles Parish President has called for a mandatory evacuation effective at 6&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;Sunday for all residents in St. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 01:07:28 +0000 WWNO Staff 18682 at http://wwno.org