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Tropical Storm Isaac
1:50 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Terrebonne Parish lifts Isaac curfew

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office has lifted the curfew that went into effect ahead of then-Hurricane Isaac.

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says the curfew was lifted at 6 a.m. Thursday as was a ban on alcohol sales.

Larpenter says deputies will begin assessing damage in the parish, water levels and render aid to any residents in need.

Distribution sites that will supply emergency supplies to residents are being prepared and locations will be announced later.

Tropical Storm Isaac
1:44 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Gas Stations Reported Open/Closed

A list of gas stations reported open by our listeners (as of the date and time on the story above):

Gas station at Magazine & Jackson Ave. is out of gas

Chevron at Clearview near Veterans in Metairie pumping gas

Magnolia Discount on Carrollton has gas, no power; cash only

Gas station in front of Lowes on Elysian Fields is open with gas, long line

Exxon at Lee Circle open

Blue Harbor gas station on Hwy. 190

Gas station on Chef Menteur and Michaux has gas. Cash only

Station open at Westwood and Westbank Expressway

Tropical Storm Isaac
1:25 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Businesses Reported Open in St. Charles Parish


  • Pit Stop C, 12205 Highway 90 (fuel available)
  • Murphy gas station (in front of Walmart), Boutte
  • Shell at corner of Paul Maillard and Hwy. 90, Boutte
  • Shell stations in Norco and Destrehan
  • St. Rose Travel Center, St. Rose
  • Racetrac, St. Rose


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Tropical Storm Isaac
1:10 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Baton Rouge government offices reopen Friday

With the worst of Isaac blown through, Baton Rouge planned to reopen city-parish government offices Friday.

The capital city saw relatively minor damage from the storm, mainly tree damage and power outages.

The damage was not nearly as severe as when Hurricane Gustav devastated the area four years ago, severely damaging the power grid, toppling trees and leaving some houses stripped of roofs.

Tropical Storm Isaac
1:07 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Grand Isle mayor assessing damage

On Grand Isle, Mayor David Camardelle spent Thursday morning touring the island, assessing damage and making plans to get residents back home after the mandatory evacuation called as Isaac headed into the Gulf.

Camardelle says some of his efforts are hampered by a downed cell phone tower, which complicates communications.

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:57 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Signs of life return to New Orleans as Isaac moves on

Dawn brought lighter winds and intermittent rain in New Orleans. People in one Uptown neighborhood came out to begin cleaning up and just walk around. Police cars patrolled, but no city or power company crews were evident there early Thursday.

Sixty-seven-year-old Hal Mumford wasn't waiting for city workers to clean up the street outside his house. Feeling cooped up after two nights without power, he raked fallen branches away from a catch basin so water could drain out of the gutters.

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:53 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Lafourche Parish curfew partially lifted

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says they've lifted the curfew for the northern part of the parish, including all areas between Thibodaux and the Bellevue Bridge to Lockport.

Webre says power has been partially restored in the area and the roads have been cleared significantly.

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:49 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Louisiana boil advisories in response to Isaac

Louisiana's health department calls boil advisories for four more water districts, bringing the total to nine. Until the water is tested and found safe to drink, people there should disinfect water before drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or preparing food with it.

Late Wednesday, it issued boil advisories in West Baton Rouge Waterworks District 2 because a fallen tree broke a water main. The Alton Water System and Crossgates Ben Thomas Road in St. Tammany Parish and the town of Roseland in Tangipahoa Parihs have pressure losses caused by power outages.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
12:46 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Rescue: Go out to show yourself to rescuers

St. John the Baptist Parish officials say boats, helicopters and high-water vehicles are searching for anyone in flooded parts of LaPlace, where water is continuing to rise.

They say anyone who needs rescue should get out where rescuers can see them.

They're also asking people to provide information about addresses, locations and names of people who need rescue in the parish.

St. John remains under a tropical storm warning with 25- to 35-mph winds. Tides will remain at 5 to 8 feet before receding slowly Thursday.

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:42 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Isaac proving to be a very wet storm

Tropical Storm Isaac was picking up a little speed as it trekked north through Louisiana early Thursday.

As its winds diminished — the storm was down to minimal tropical storm status shortly before dawn — forecasters said rain would continue to come down at a brisk clip.

Up to 19 inches was reported in New Orleans, and National Weather Service forecaster Robert Ricks said most areas could expect 10-15 inches of rain.

Ricks said Isaac was proving to be very wet on its east side, and dry on its west.