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Hurricane Isaac
1:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Coast Guard searches Gulf for missing man

The Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida-Alabama state line for a man who failed to return home from a water-scooter trip as then-Tropical Storm Isaac was approaching the coast.

Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash says the search began after the man's wife called the Pensacola station about 8:45 p.m. Monday. It resumed at dawn Tuesday.

He didn't have any details about the man.

He says a fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopter started the search, but the plane had to return — and winds were likely to get too rough for the helicopter.

Hurricane Isaac
1:45 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Gulf of Mexico Tide Predictions

Tide predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Service for principal points along the Gulf of Mexico, for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

Galveston — 12:08 a.m. 1.72 L; 5:59 a.m. 2.01 H; 1:07 p.m. 0.57 L; 9:45 p.m. 2.0 H

Vermilion Bay — 12:40 a.m. 1.37 L; 6:06 a.m. 1.6 H; 1:39 p.m. 0.46 L; 9:52 p.m. 1.6 H

Atchafalaya Bay (Eugene Island) — 6:13 a.m. 1.97 H; 12:09 p.m. 0.56 L; 9:59 p.m. 1.96 H; 11:31 p.m. 1.87 L

Grand Isle (Barataria Pass) — 2:43 a.m. 1.13 H; 1:13 p.m. 0.47 L

Hurricane Isaac
1:41 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Ferry service halted at Scarsdale-Belle Chasse

Plaquemines Parish officials have halted the Scarsdale-Belle Chasse ferry on the Mississippi River until Hurricane Isaac passes.

Parish officials also said Marina Road in Myrtle Grove will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Hurricane Isaac
1:37 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Baton Rouge city-parish government offices close for Isaac

Baton Rouge city government offices are closing for Isaac.

Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel announced that city-parish government was closing at noon Tuesday and will remain closed Wednesday.

The Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is open and coordinating with state officials throughout the storm, providing updates atwww.redstickready.com.

Hurricane Isaac
1:24 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Two shelters open in St. Tammany Parish

Two shelters have opened in St. Tammany Parish as Hurricane Isaac approaches.

Officials of the St. Tammany Parish School Board and the Red Cross said the shelters are at William Pitcher Junior High School, 415 S. Jefferson Ave. in Covington and at Creekside Junior High School, 65434 Louisiana Highway 41, Pearl River.

People going to the shelters are asked to bring food, medicine, bedding and activities for children.

Hurricane Isaac
1:15 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Sand bags available in Scott

The city of Scott will distribute sand bags at the maintenance building, located at 118 Lions Club Road, until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Advertiser reports residents who pick up sand bags must live within the corporate limits of the city of Scott and will be required to show identification.

Hurricane Isaac
1:12 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes

With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Terrebonne Parish opens shelter for pets

Terrebonne Parish officials have opened a temporary pet shelter at the West Houma Gym on Williams Ave.

The Courier reports this temporary shelter is only available for pets of those residents who will be staying at the parish shelter at the Houma Municipal Auditorium.

The pet owner is responsible for the animal's food and water, and walking the animal every morning and evening during the allotted time period.

Officials say you must register at Houma Municipal Auditorium before bringing your pet to the shelter.

Hurricane Isaac
1:02 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Denham Springs imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

The Denham Springs City Council has created a dusk-to-dawn curfew to run from Tuesday through Friday as Hurricane Isaac approaches the state.

In its original form, the proposed curfew only exempted medical, public works, city, utility and emergency personnel.

However, Councilman John Wascom asked about people going to work or to help friends.

The Advocate reports the council amended the proposal to add people with legitimate business to the exemption list.

Hurricane Isaac
12:56 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Jefferson Parish evacuees moved to new shelter

Jefferson Parish officials say a shelter opened in Terrytown for Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria residents has closed.

Authorities said people who had been at the shelter have been moved to Westside Primary School in Hammond.

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