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Tropical Storm Isaac
9:39 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

1,500 forced from homes by rising water

In St. John the Baptist Parish about 25 miles from New Orleans, at least 1,500 people were forced from their homes by floodwaters and thousands should evacuate, according to the governor's office.

Rising water closed off all main thoroughfares into the parish, and in many areas, water lapped up against houses and left cars stranded. F

Floodwaters rose to waist-high in some LaPlace neighborhoods, and the Louisiana National Guard was working with sheriff's deputies to rescue people stranded in their homes and surprised by the flooding.

Tropical Storm Isaac
9:37 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Jefferson Parish workers off until Tuesday

Jefferson Parish officials say parish and municipal employees will be off through the Labor Day weekend because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

All workers are expected to return to work on Tuesday. A hotline for more information has been set up for parish and municipal workers. It is 504-736-6003.

Tropical Storm Isaac
9:36 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Isaac forces Xavier runners out of meet

Xavier University says its men's and women's cross country teams have withdrawn from a met scheduled Friday at Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss.

The university closed Monday as Tropical Storm Isaac approached and will not reopen until Tuesday.

University officials said it is school policy that teams do not compete when Xavier closes for emergencies.

Tropical Storm Isaac
9:17 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Water expected to rise in St. Charles

St. Charles Parish officials say they are watching for rising water as south winds driven by the tail end of Tropical Storm Isaac create storm surge.

Officials said the threat is expected on the west bank of the Mississippi River during the overnight hours, especially in neighborhoods south of U.S. Highway 90.

Power lines were down around the parish and some roadways were flooded. However, as of Wednesday night there were no reports of homes being flooded.

A 24-hour curfew is in effect until further notice.

Tropical Storm Isaac
9:14 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

McNeese State closed for storm

McNeese State University will be closed Thursday because of uncertainty over the path of Tropical Storm Isaac.

University officials say a decision on whether to reopen offices and resume classes on Friday will be made by 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Tropical Storm Isaac
9:11 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Troopers rescue fawn from floodwaters

State police say troopers in Madisonville rescued a fawn from rising floodwaters on Louisiana Highway 22.

Trooper Nick Manale says Trooper Bill Blackwell carried the fawn to high ground, where it was reunited with its mother.

The highway was one of several closed by floods on Wednesday.

Beau Gast, president of the Louisiana Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, says rehabilitators expect people to bring in a number of orphaned baby squirrels and other animals as a result of the storm.

Tropical Storm Isaac
9:08 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

LSU-Shreveport closes for storm

LSU's campus in Shreveport will be closed Thursday and Friday as Tropical Storm Isaac moves north through Louisiana.

University officials said the campus will reopen on Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday.

Tropical Storm Isaac
9:07 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Curfew declared as water rises in St. Tammany

St. Tammany Parish officials have proclaimed a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Parish President Pat Brister says up to a foot of water had been forced out of Lake Pontchartrain and was flooding streets along the Mandeville lakefront.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
9:04 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Airlines at Louis Armstrong airport cancel Thursday flights

Airlines servicing Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport have canceled all commercial flights for Thursday because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says the storm knocked out electricity to the airport. Wilcut says the airport is currently operating on limited backup generator power.

She says the facility is in discussions with the airlines to determine when flights will resume.

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.