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Tropical Storm Isaac
8:22 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Slidell police arrest man for looting attempt

Slidell police say a Picayune, Miss., man tried to force his way into a woman's home just as then-Hurricane Isaac made landfall.

The Times-Picayune reports 39-year-old Warren Reavis was booked Wednesday with attempted looting and possession of a burglary tool, in this case a screwdriver.

Detectives say the victim of the attempted break-in was watching the news in a back bedroom of her home when she heard a loud banging noise coming from the front. She went to see what the noise was, spotted Reavis allegedly prying at her backdoor, and dialed 911.

Tropical Storm Isaac
8:17 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

New Orleans mayor orders dusk-to-dawn curfew

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew as Tropical Storm Isaac continues to lash the city.

At a news conference Wednesday, Landrieu issued the curfew as the city deals with downed power lines and tree limbs and other debris littering the streets, as well as some flooding from heavy rain and whipping wind..

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says at least nine people were booked on looting-related charges, but described the incidents as relatively "few." He says authorities are not "seeing a lot of people on the streets and we appreciate that."

Tropical Storm Isaac
8:00 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Baton Rouge braces for hurricane force winds

East Baton Rouge Parish residents should brace themselves for a combination of tropical storm and hurricane force winds linked to Isaac.

Officials at Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden's office say the National Weather Service also expects the capital city to experience heavy rain and possible tornadoes that will likely last until late Wednesday night.

Tropical Storm Isaac
7:58 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Lafayette Parish issues mandatory curfew

Lafayette Parish officials say a curfew has been put in place in anticipation of the tropical storm winds and heavy rain Hurricane Isaac is expected to bring to the area.

The Daily Advertiser reports a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew is in effect for the entire parish. City-Parish President Joey Durel said they expect the storm to drench the parish with up to 10 inches of rain and whip through with wind gusts up to 75 mph.

Tropical Storm Isaac
7:44 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Floods, Power Outages In Isaac's Wake

Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision on Wednesday in LaPlace, Louisiana. The large Level 1 hurricane slowly moved across southeast Louisiana, dumping huge amounts of rain and knocking out power across the Gulf Coast.
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 11:04 pm

The Latest at 10:20 p.m. ET. More Than 650,000 Power Outages In La.

That tidbit emerged in a letter from gov. Bobby Jindal to President Obama in which he requested expedited major disaster declaration for the state as a result of damage caused by Isaac.

Here's more from the letter:

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Tropical Storm Isaac
6:59 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Jindal: May break levee to relieve pressure

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says coastal officials may intentionally break a levee on the east bank of Plaquemines Parish to relieve pressure on the structure.

At a news conference in Baton Rouge, Jindal said there's no estimate on when that might occur. He says as many as 40 people are reportedly in need of rescue in the area.

He says Plaquemines Parish has ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank below Belle Chasse. That affects about 3,000 people in the area -- and a nursing home with 112 residents.

A shelter opened at noon in Belle Chasse.

Tropical Storm Isaac
6:41 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Dusk to dawn curfew ordered in Jefferson Parish

With Tropical Storm Isaac still over much of southeast Louisiana, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has ordered a dusk to dawn curfew for all Jefferson Parish residents. Authorities previously had not implemented a curfew because of the earlier forecasts for the storm.

Normand said Wednesday that deputies patrolling the streets over the past 24 hours have encountered curious pedestrians and motorists out joyriding through flooded roadways.

Residents of unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Kenner, Gretna, Westwego, Lafitte and Harahan are covered by the curfew.

Tropical Storm Isaac
6:38 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Evening News Update

Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are under a dusk-to-dawn curfew. St. Tammany Parish and East Baton Rouge are under curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

About 800 homes have gotten significant damage in Plaquemines Parish, from flooding of four to nine feet over 18 miles. Officials say a levee was overtopped and breached.

Grand Isle is also reportedly still under two feet of water, and Crown Point, Barataria, and Lafitte are still battling storm surge. Surge is coming in at a fast pace, according to Jefferson Parish President John Young

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

New evacuations ordered as storm surge rolls in

Authorities in Plaquemines Parish, where storm surge from Hurricane Isaac caused extensive flooding overnight, have ordered a mandatory evacuation for a portion of the west bank of the Mississippi River.

The evacuation affects people living from Venice north to the Oakville floodgate on Louisiana Highway 23.

A shelter was to open at noon in Belle Chasse.

Officials said the evacuation was ordered out of concern that more storm surge from Isaac would be pushed into the area and levees might be overtopped.

Hurricane Isaac
5:38 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

I-10 closed as water rises at LaPlace

High water driven inland by Hurricane Isaac has forced authorities to close Interstate 10 in St. John the Baptist Parish.

State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said the highway is closed in both directions at LaPlace, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

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