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Hurricane Isaac
9:00 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany: Trees down, lake rising

As Hurricane Isaac neared southeast Louisiana, the sewer system in one lakefront community in St. Tammany Parish had to be shut down because floodwaters rose over sewage lift stations.

Officials say they believe most people had left Northshore Beach before Tammany Utilities began shutting down the sewage system there.

As bands of rain began crossing the parish Tuesday, calls to the parish's emergency operations center rose. Most were about downed trees.

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Hurricane Isaac
8:55 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Threat from Isaac closes SLU

Classes and all activities at Southeastern Louisiana University have been canceled through Friday because of the threat from Hurricane Isaac.

The university says classes will resume on Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday.

The Hammond campus and its St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker and nursing school in Baton Rouge will open for staff to return on Friday.

Hurricane Isaac
8:50 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Iberia Parish sets curfew as Isaac nears

The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has set a curfew for the parish. Residents must be off the streets between the hours of 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Parish officials declared the curfew hours as Hurricane Isaac neared Louisiana's shores.

Hurricane Isaac
8:33 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Citizens asked to report oily material or oiled debris

It is possible that oil and oily material present in the environment as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will wash up on beaches, barrier islands, marshes, and other areas along Louisiana's coast during and following severe weather events. Members of the public should not handle any oil or oily material, including tarballs, tar mats, or other oily debris.

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Hurricane Isaac
8:22 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: Army Corps storm and flood protection overview

A "flyover" overview video of the hurricane and flood protection system ringing the New Orleans region, from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Hurricane Isaac
8:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Red Cross tips on Isaac anxiety

With Isaac poised to make landfall in the same areas of the Gulf Coast struck by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, the American Red Cross has a series of tips for families and individuals in the region that may experience anxiety about the storm and anniversary.

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Hurricane Isaac
8:02 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Baton Rouge airport likely to cancel flights

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is advising all flights scheduled to arrive this evening or Wednesday will most likely be canceled. The flight schedule on Thursday will be based on forecasted weather conditions.

Travelers should check with their airline to confirm if their flight is affected. Travelers can find a list of airlines serving BTR on the airport's website.

Hurricane Isaac
7:46 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: Final New Orleans press conference for Tuesday

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with other officials, provide their final update on Hurricane Isaac for Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Hurricane Isaac
7:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Louisiana for Isaac

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional personnel to two nuclear plants in Louisiana in response to the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Hurricane Isaac
7:01 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Updates

In preparation for the storm’s landfall, the Corps has closed or is in the process of closing the following:

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