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Hurricane Isaac
4:31 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Orleans Parish Civil District Court closed through Wednesday

Orleans Parish Civil District Court will be closed through Wednesday, August 29, the Court said in a statement on its website.

The closure includes the Civil Clerk of Court, First and Second City courts and clerks' offices, as well as the Civil Clerk of Court Mortgage, Conveyance and Archives offices.

Citizens with questions are advised to call 1-866-501-2038.

Hurricane Isaac
4:13 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Complaints of price gouging lodged in Louisiana

The Louisiana attorney general's office has received price gouging complaints, largely about gasoline prices.

Spokeswoman Amanda Larkins said Tuesday that the office also has recorded "a handful of complaints" about prices for hotels, batteries, cigarettes, gas cans and water.

Louisiana's price gouging ban was in effect as soon as Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in advance of Isaac, a declaration made Sunday. The law prohibits a seller from pricing items above pre-emergency levels unless there's a market shortage.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:11 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany arrests three accused in boat looting

The St. Tammany Sheriff's Office says three young men from Slidell are accused of looting thousands of dollars worth of equipment from boats that were docked near Slidell to make them safer from Hurricane Isaac.

Sgt. George Bonnett says 22-year-old Cody Page, 20-year-old Ryan Dussor and a 17-year-old all were arrested and will be booked with looting, which carries a minimum sentence of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine.

Hurricane Isaac
4:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Nursing homes evacuated for Hurricane Isaac

More than 700 nursing home patients have been moved to higher ground in advance of Hurricane Isaac.

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that eight nursing homes in the hurricane warning area have evacuated. The state Department of Health and Hospitals says those facilities had 745 residents.

More than 40 patients also have been moved from three small hospitals in the line of Isaac, according to Jindal.

Hurricane Isaac
3:59 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Louisiana prepares: by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at Louisiana's preparation for Hurricane Isaac on Tuesday, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

— 4,158: National Guard troops activated statewide.

— 67: Bus drivers supporting the Department of Transportation and Department of Education.

— 48: National Guard boat teams deployed to areas in the storm zone.

— 921: National Guard security command and control staffers.

— 540 high water vehicles, 74 boats and 40 aircraft available for storm response.

— 2,124: Prisoners moved to state prisons from coastal parishes.

Hurricane Isaac
3:51 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu: It's a Hurricane and New Orleans is on the Front Lines

It may not look like much now — but there's a hurricane on the way. Hurricane Isaac is picking up power, and the outer rain bands have already begun impacting the metro region.

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Hurricane Isaac
3:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Tracker

A satellite image tracker of Hurricane Isaac, courtesy of WNYC. The radar image refreshes every two minutes.

 

Hurricane Isaac
3:30 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany looking for two accused in boat looting

St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for two men accused of looting thousands of dollars of property from three boats that had been docked near Slidell to protect them from Hurricane Isaac.

Capt. George Bonnett says a 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday on a charge of illegal possession of stolen property that he says the other men took and put on his boat.

Looting during an emergency carries a minimum penalty of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine, with up to 10 years and $10,000.

NPR Story
3:27 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Gulf Coast Residents Brace For Hurricane Isaac

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 7:52 pm

Debbie Elliott has spent the day driving along the Mississippi coast as people prepare for Isaac. The storm has dumped heavy rain across the area. She speaks with Audie Cornish from Gulfport, Mississippi.

Hurricane Isaac
3:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Isaac: curfew in Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph has imposed a mandatory curfew from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday because of Hurricane Isaac.

Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete says it applies to the city, too.

Officials say anyone found violating the curfew will be stopped and questioned, and may be arrested.

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