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Hurricane Isaac
12:08 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Property owners can head back to Lafitte

Jefferson Parish officials say property owners are being allowed back into the low-lying town of Lafitte, one of the areas that was flooded as Hurricane Isaac crawled across the state earlier this week.

Hurricane Isaac
10:02 am
Sat September 1, 2012

State reopens 21 wildlife areas, refuges

Twenty-one of Louisiana's wildlife management areas and refuges were to reopen Saturday.

Hurricane Isaac
5:12 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Romney Visits Storm-Stricken La. Ahead Of Obama

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 2:31 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. And there are a little more than 60 days left until the presidential election. Democrats are gearing up for their nominating convention, in North Carolina next week. Republicans, of course, held their convention this week, in Florida. And in a moment, we'll hear a report on President Obama's visit to a U.S. military base.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:12 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten, Isaac Leaves Messy Wake

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 2:31 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News, I'm Scott Simon. The remnants of Hurricane Isaac have now moved north, dumping heavy rain in Arkansas and Missouri. In Louisiana and Mississippi, it will take many weeks - if not months - to clean up the mess from the flooding and torrential downpours. As NPR's Russell Lewis reports, residents there are taking things kind of in stride, even as they need to rebuild yet again.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:02 am
Sat September 1, 2012

UNO reopens campus, dorms Saturday

The University of New Orleans' main campus reopens at 8 a.m. Saturday.

UNO President Peter J. Fos says all residence halls will open by noon and food services in the university center will open at 5 p.m.

Fos says the campus sustained minor damage from Hurricane Isaac. He said Friday that an assessment showed a few small trees blown down but do damage to any buildings.

There was a significant amount of debris blown onto the campus, but Fos says that's being removed.

Classes resume on Tuesday.

Hurricane Isaac
4:06 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Elmer's Island to remain closed

Elmer's Island, located on the southwestern tip of Jeffeson Parish, will remain closed to the public until further notice.

State wildlife and fisheries officials said Friday that the access road connecting La. Hwy. 1 to the refuge beach area has been significantly damaged as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

Hurricane Isaac
4:05 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Relief group in Plaquemines, St. Bernard

The humanitarian group Operation Blessing International has set up locations in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes to provide Hurricane Isaac assistance for people in the greater New Orleans area.

The group says that at both Braithwaite and Arabi, people can ask for volunteer help with work such as minor roof repair, tarpaulins, debris removal and chainsaw work.

At Living Cornerstone Church International in Braithwaite, there's also a shower trailer.

The command center in Arabi is also serving lunch at noon and a hot dinner at 6 p.m.

Hurricane Isaac
5:40 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Boomtown Casino near New Orleans reopens

Boomtown Casino, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, reopened Friday after getting the all-clear from state regulators.

The Pinnacle Entertainment facility had been closed since Tuesday due to Hurricane Isaac. The company also had to postpone the grand opening of its new L'Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge, but now plans to open Saturday, The Advocate reports.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:39 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Floodwaters Begin To Recede After Hurricane Isaac

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block. The floodwaters have begun to recede in Louisiana and Mississippi as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac move north. Utility companies are scrambling to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers. In some places, floodwaters are hampering the recovery. That includes an area about 30 miles west of New Orleans where we find NPR's Joel Rose.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:38 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

New Orleans inmates returning from prisons

The following is a statement from Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman regarding the return of inmates after Hurricane Isaac:

This morning, the Sheriff's Office initiated the return of 1,064 inmates to the secured facilities of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, in accordance with the Sheriff's Office Hurricane Recovery Plan. The Sheriff's Office is working with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, the Louisiana Sheriff's Task Force, and other law enforcement agencies to return these inmates to our custody.

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