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Hurricane Isaac
5:05 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Oil Production Coming Back Online

Oil production is resuming in the Gulf of Mexico and at refineries in the coastal regions hit by Hurricane Isaac. However, power outages are slowing the process.

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Hurricane Isaac
2:31 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Labor Day spent cleaning up after Isaac

The traditional barbecues of the Labor Day holiday have been replaced in many communities of southeast Louisiana with debris removal and damage assessments, as parishes continue to dig out from Hurricane Isaac's destruction.

More than 125,000 homes and businesses across Louisiana remained without power Monday, and a few thousand evacuees were still in shelters, as waterways bulging with Isaac's rain and storm surge continued to threaten a few areas.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:37 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Schools to open Tuesday in St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish public schools are opening Tuesday, after principals inspected the schools and maintenance workers spent the holiday weekend repairing minor damage on campuses.

That was the word from Superintendent W.L. "Trey" Folse III, who said in a news release that only one school in the parish north of Lake Pontcharrain had serious damage from Hurricane Isaac. The storm pushed water in St. Tammany Junior High, but the school will reopen on Tuesday.

Hurricane Isaac
12:42 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Aid office set up in St. Bernard

St. Bernard Parish officials say a disaster assistance office has been set up at the St. Bernard Civic Center.

Resident can apply for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or through the Small Business Administration.

The office is open until 5 p.m. on Monday, then will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week thereafter.

More information is available from FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or online at www.fema.gov.

Hurricane Isaac
12:26 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Individual FEMA aid available in nine parishes

Residents of nine Louisiana parishes with heavy damage from Hurricane Isaac have been approved by FEMA to apply for grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and to cover uninsured property losses from the storm.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the individual assistance is available to homeowners, renters and business owners in Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes.

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Hurricane Isaac
11:12 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Xavier resumes classes Tuesday

Xavier University will resume normal operations Tuesday after Hurricane Isaac forced it to close for a week.

The school said in a statement released Monday morning that power had been restored across the campus and maintenance crews continued to work to get the campus ready for students, faculty and staff.

All classes will resume as usual Tuesday. Students who need to register for the fall semester can do so Tuesday through close of business Thursday in the University Center Grand Ball Room, on the third floor.

Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Mon September 3, 2012

President Obama Coming to New Orleans for Issac Recovery Update

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will be joining President Obama when he arrives in New Orleans on Labor Day to review the region's recovery from Hurricane Isaac. Landrieu says she’ll be pressing him for more support of offshore revenue sharing.

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Hurricane Isaac
10:28 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Isaac flood curfew in St. James Parish

St. James Parish officials have ordered a parish-wide curfew from 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

Parish officials say Blind River has stayed at a 5.6-foot crest for 24 hours, and about 20 houses flooded.

The parish has not called for any evacuation. A shelter for people whose houses flooded was closed Sunday night, and the eight people there were taken to a shelter in Gonzales.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:47 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Convoys set to flooded lower Plaquemines

Business owners and residents who evacuated from the west river bank of flooded south Plaquemines Parish will be allowed to return temporarily with police escorts on Monday.

Parish President Billy Nungesser says the convoys will let people retrieve valuables and maybe find pets left behind when Hurricane Isaac hit.

Convoys into the southern end of the parish will run from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.; convoys out will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nungesser said that in between, repair work will be done on a damaged Mississippi River levee.

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