grand isle http://wwno.org en La. 1 Toll Collections Suspended http://wwno.org/post/la-1-toll-collections-suspended <p>The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has suspended toll collections at La. 1 in Leeville in response to the mandatory evacuation of Grand Isle, the agency announced this afternoon.</p><p>DOTD says the tolls have been suspended in order to facilitate emergency and protective services and evacuation as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast. The agency will make an announcement when tolls are scheduled to resume.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:19:53 +0000 Jason Saul 45344 at http://wwno.org Debt on Bridge to Grand Isle, Port Fourchon in Danger of Default http://wwno.org/post/debt-bridge-grand-isle-port-fourchon-danger-default In December, the forecasted revenue for the LA1 toll-bridge will be less than the bill the state owes that month on the borrowed money it took to build it. Toll revenue is by statute bound to pay off the bonds. If the state defaults on the bridge, it could negatively effect the entire state's credit rating.<p>The LA1 bridge is the only way to access Port Fourchon and Grande Isle by car. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:10:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 39845 at http://wwno.org Lafourche Parish President Ethics Hearing March 7 http://wwno.org/post/lafourche-parish-president-ethics-hearing-march-7 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state ethics board has scheduled a March 7 hearing for Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:22:45 +0000 The Associated Press 25752 at http://wwno.org Grand Isle hit hard by Isaac http://wwno.org/post/grand-isle-hit-hard-isaac <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">In Grand Isle, a barrier island that took a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac overnight, damage was reported to be widespread.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Jesse Delcambre, who stayed in the town hall because her fiance is a town employee, said the island was still covered by about 2 feet of water on Wednesday morning.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:21:39 +0000 The Associated Press 18891 at http://wwno.org Grand Isle evacuating; hurricane warning in SE Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/grand-isle-evacuating-hurricane-warning-se-louisiana <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Evacuation has begun on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island as Tropical Storm Isaac's path moves west, and was ordered Monday for about 2,000 Plaquemines Parish residents.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:32:47 +0000 The Associated Press & Jason Saul 18566 at http://wwno.org Grand Isle under mandatory evacuation order http://wwno.org/post/grand-isle-under-mandatory-evacuation-order <p>Mayor David Camardelle has declared a state of emergency for the Town of Grand Isle, and has issued a mandatory evacuation order, according to a statement released by Grand Isle officials.</p><p>The statement, issued at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, was enacted due to the tropical storm watch — encompassing the entire eastern Gulf Coast — issued by the National Weather Service in advance of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:40:05 +0000 Jason Saul 18552 at http://wwno.org Grand Isle water line temporarily fixed http://wwno.org/post/grand-isle-water-line-temporarily-fixed <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 water service was back on Grand Isle Wednesday after a temporary clamp was successfully placed on a busted line that provided drinking water to the barrier island.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The repair was made about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:26:18 +0000 The Associated Press 15130 at http://wwno.org