State emergency officials say at least 13,000 homes in Louisiana were damaged by Hurricane Isaac.
The numbers are the first official damage estimates from the storm, which struck a week ago.
Christina Stephens, spokeswoman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says the figures are "very preliminary," based on an initial assessment of communities with flooding and wind damage.
Louisiana Tech University President Daniel Reneau says he will retire at the end of June 2013.
He's been with the university 50 years as a student and educator, and served 26 years as president — the longest anyone has held the job.
Reneau announced his plans Tuesday during the university's fall faculty and staff meeting. He says he will continue to support Tech in a number of ways, including setting up an advisory and advocacy "think tank" within the Louisiana Tech University Foundation.
State transportation officials say Louisiana Highway 1 is open during daylight hours south to Grand Isle.
The Courier reports a segment of the highway south of Port Fourchon is closed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly until further notice while crews repair a section of road damaged by Hurricane Isaac.
State police said residents and visitors to Grand Isle who don't want to be trapped on the island should leave before 6 p.m. nightly. Once the highway is closed, no vehicles will be allowed on Louisiana Highway 1 from Grand Isle to Fourchon.
The widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Isaac have nearly all been repaired.
The Public Service Commission says nearly 38,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity Tuesday. That's about 2 percent of customers.
The largest remaining outages were in the two parishes hardest-hit by Isaac's flooding: Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist parishes. Plaquemines had 47 percent of its utility customers without power, and St. John had 25 percent waiting to be restored, according to the PSC data.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plans to reopen the Lake Ramsey Wildlife Management Area in St. Tammany Parish today.
Lake Ramsey had been closed as Hurricane Isaac approached.
Other state refuges that remain closed include Elm Hall in Assumption Parish, Elmer's Island in Jefferson Parish, Joyce in Tangipahoa Parish, Manchac in St. John the Baptist Parish, Maurepas Swamp in Ascension, Livingston, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes and Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish.
St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot says he plans to take the Parish Council to court over its override of five vetoes.
He tells The Advertiser that he will ask a judge to block the ordinances until a ruling on whether they violate the home rule charter. Fontenot says matters covered by the ordinances are allotted to the president's office, and it would take a parish-wide vote to change that.
The council wants more say in how the parish is run. It has been at odds with Fontenot since he took office in January.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a statewide public health emergency to let government workers enter private property to assess and remove nuisance debris from Hurricane Isaac that poses a health hazard.
His statement Monday notes that widespread flooding continues in some areas, the state has issued more than 200 water boil advisories and has lost more than 40 percent of the electrical power statewide for an extended period.