Tropical Storm Isaac
12:49 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Louisiana boil advisories in response to Isaac

Louisiana's health department calls boil advisories for four more water districts, bringing the total to nine. Until the water is tested and found safe to drink, people there should disinfect water before drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or preparing food with it.

Late Wednesday, it issued boil advisories in West Baton Rouge Waterworks District 2 because a fallen tree broke a water main. The Alton Water System and Crossgates Ben Thomas Road in St. Tammany Parish and the town of Roseland in Tangipahoa Parihs have pressure losses caused by power outages.

There also are state advisories in Schriever, St. John Water District No. 1 in St. John the Baptist Parish and in the Plaquemines Parish towns of Dalcour, Port Sulphur and East Point-a-la-Hache. And Terrebonne Parish authorities called a boil advisory for the entire parish.

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