Hurricane Isaac

The latest breaking news and information on the continuing response to Hurricane Isaac. Stay tuned to 89.9 WWNO and WWNO.org for updates.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
1:35 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Mandeville issues voluntary evacuation

Mayor Donald Villere of Mandeville has issued a voluntary evacuation of all low-lying areas of the city in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac, according to a statement posted to the city's website.

The city says it expects to be directly affected by Isaac on Tuesday afternoon, with hurricane-force winds and rain increasing through Wednesday.

Mandeville has also issued a series of special announcements to its residents:

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Tropical Storm Isaac
1:23 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Loyola University Prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac

Loyola University has determined that they will not evacuate their campus, but will be canceling classes and suspending normal operations through Wednesday.

The full text of Loyola's press release:

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Tropical Storm Isaac
12:50 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

World War II Museum to close at 2 p.m.

The World War II Museum has reported they will close at 2:00 p.m. today in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The museum anticipates it will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, and resume normal business hours.

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:42 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Vitter cancels town hall meetings in north La.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he's canceled Vitter two town hall meetings in north Louisiana because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The Louisiana Republican said meetings today in Lake Providence and on Tuesday in Winnsboro have been canceled.

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:39 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Grand opening for new Baton Rouge casino postponed

The opening of Baton Rouge's new $368 million casino has been delayed because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

L'Auberge Baton Rouge was scheduled to open Wednesday, but Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. announced Monday that it was postponing the grand opening. No rescheduled date was immediately announced.

Pinnacle says the storm has scrapped plans to do a mock cruise and diverted Louisiana State Police employees needed for the final inspection and for issuance of the final regulatory approval to open the casino.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
11:43 am
Mon August 27, 2012

French Market suspends operations through Wednesday

The French Market is reporting that its Retail, Farmers' and Flea Markets will suspend operations for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

Updates on when operations will resume can be found at http://www.frenchmarket.org/public-notices.

Tropical Storm Isaac
11:38 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Checklist of emergency supplies

The following checklist of emergency supplies is provided by the Louisiana's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness online at www.GetAGamePlan.org.

Put together an emergency kit

Be sure to include these items:

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Tropical Storm Isaac
11:30 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Sandbags available in Lafourche, Terrebonne

Terrebonne and Lafourche parish governments are making sandbags available to residents as Tropical Storm Lee approaches.

The Houma Courier reports they are available at no charge at the following locations:

Terrebonne Parish

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Tropical Storm Isaac
11:20 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Florida airports reopen; Airlines eye New Orleans

National Hurricane Center

South Florida airports were returning to normal operations Monday morning but airlines are already warning of cancelations in and around New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac nears.

Airlines canceled more than 230 flights on Monday, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. The vast majority of cancelations stemmed from the storm, which is expected to grow to a Category 1 hurricane and hit land late Tuesday night.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
10:56 am
Mon August 27, 2012

University of New Orleans to cancel classes beginning at noon

Given the projected path and strength of Tropical Storm Isaac, the University of New Orleans will cancel all classes beginning at noon today, and all non-essential personnel are released at this time.

Campus will officially close at 4:30 p.m. today and will remain closed at least Tuesday and Wednesday. Please continue to monitor your e-mail, the UNO website, social media and local news media reports for updates on when UNO will reopen campus and resume classes.

You may also call the UNO main switchboard at (504) 280-6000 or 1-888-514-4275 to receive updates.

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