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Tropical Storm Isaac
8:55 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

East Baton Rouge Parish enacts curfew

East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden says a curfew for the parish will go into effect beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday as Tropical Storm Isaac sweeps toward the city.

Holden says the curfew will last from 6 p.m. till 6 a.m.

He says they will determine Thursday if it will be extended longer.

Tropical Storm Isaac
8:54 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Shreveport waits for Isaac's arrival

The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Isaac should be a tropical depression by the time it reaches Shreveport.

The weather service is predicting 30 to 40 mph winds will be moving into the area from Toledo Bend to Monroe Wednesday night through Thursday.

Heavy rainfall is expected across north Louisiana, southern Arkansas and extreme east Texas.

The Times reports flash flooding is possible and amounts will range from 1-3 inches across extreme east Texas and northwest Louisiana to as much as 6-8 inches further southeast across east Central Louisiana.

Latest News
8:51 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

St. John deputies kill two in Reserve

The St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's office says deputies killed a man and a woman who threatened them with weapons.

A news release says the deputies answered a report of a disturbance Tuesday evening and found the man and woman in a confrontation with a weapon.

It says both turned out to be armed and each was shot while heading toward the deputies with a weapon. Both died at River Parish Hospital.

Tropical Storm Isaac
8:37 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Ouachita Parish schools to close Thursday

Ouachita Parish schools will be closed on Thursday because of Tropical Storm Isaac. School officials say a decision regarding Friday classes will be made Thursday afternoon.

Parents and employees will be notified through the district-wide calling system.

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

First death from Isaac reported in Louisiana

The first confirmed death attributed to Tropical Storm Isaac in Louisiana was reported in Vermilon Parish.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon says a 36-year-old man had gone to help two friends move a vehicle from under a tree to prepare for Isaac on Tuesday, and fell to his death after climbing 18 feet up the tree.

Deputies don't know why Carlos Medellin-Guillen of Erath climbed the tree.

He was identified Wednesday after his family was notified.

The accident occurred Tuesday evening shortly before Isaac made landfall to the east on the Louisiana coast.

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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