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Tropical Storm Isaac
2:44 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Hwy. 90 to close in St. Charles Parish

Hwy. 90 will be blocked in both directions at the Davis Diversion in St. Charles Parish at 6:00 p.m. this evening (Aug. 27), the parish said in a press release earlier this afternoon.

There will be no through traffic in either direction on Hwy. 90 after that time.

It's All Politics
2:27 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

The Importance Of Not Fiddling While Rome Burns (Or Floods)

A sign was displayed on a highway near New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Nam Y. Huh AP

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 3:01 pm

It's not unusual for politicians and show business producers to put off planned events in the face of tragedy or national disaster.

The Republican Party delayed opening day festivities at its national convention in Tampa this week because of safety concerns as Tropical Storm Isaac barrels toward the Gulf Coast.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
2:18 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

WTUL to go off air for Isaac

WTUL 90.5 FM, Tulane University's student-run radio station, will be going off the air from midnight tonight to 8:00 a.m. Thursday.

The closure is in response to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, the station said today on its Twitter feed.

Tropical Storm Isaac
2:12 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Lafourche Parish Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac Enters Gulf

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a State of Emergency and placed Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Department of Public Works on full activation as Tropical Storm Isaac heads into the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Isaac has 60 mph winds according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC.) A hurricane watch has been issued from Morgan City eastward to Indian Pass, Fl. The latest NHC track shows that Southeast Louisiana is in the cone of error.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
2:03 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Lafourche Parish Government offices close as Isaac approaches

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph said today that Lafourche Parish Government offices will close to the public from Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29, 2012 because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

However, all field offices will be open and fully staffed in order to prepare drainage ditches, storm drains and sandbags. All other parish government employees will remain on a standby status through Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Isaac
1:52 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

WATCH: New Orleans Mayor: Hunker down for Isaac

National Hurricane Center

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is ready to face Tropical Storm Isaac.

Noting that Isaac should arrive at the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Landrieu said Monday that officials feel very good about the ability to cope with Isaac.

Landrieu, who declared a state of emergency on Sunday, urged about 900 residents who live outside levee protection in eastern New Orleans evacuate. The remainder of the city is not under an evacuation order.

He told residents to hunker down and make due with supplies on hand.

Tropical Storm Isaac
1:42 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Isaac stalling elected officials' GOP travel plans

Louisiana's Republican elected officials are scrapping or delaying Florida travel plans for the GOP's national convention. Some who had arrived in Tampa quickly turned around and headed home to wait for Tropical Storm Isaac.

Gov. Bobby Jindal hasn't officially canceled his plans to speak at the convention, but says he won't leave Louisiana "as long as we're in harm's way."

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Tropical Storm Isaac
1:35 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Mandeville issues voluntary evacuation

Mayor Donald Villere of Mandeville has issued a voluntary evacuation of all low-lying areas of the city in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac, according to a statement posted to the city's website.

The city says it expects to be directly affected by Isaac on Tuesday afternoon, with hurricane-force winds and rain increasing through Wednesday.

Mandeville has also issued a series of special announcements to its residents:

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Tropical Storm Isaac
1:23 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Loyola University Prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac

Loyola University has determined that they will not evacuate their campus, but will be canceling classes and suspending normal operations through Wednesday.

The full text of Loyola's press release:

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Tropical Storm Isaac
12:50 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

World War II Museum to close at 2 p.m.

The World War II Museum has reported they will close at 2:00 p.m. today in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The museum anticipates it will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, and resume normal business hours.

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