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The 3 p.m. New Orleans press conference, in its entirety:
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.
President Obama discusses steps FEMA and other federal and local agencies are taking to keep Gulf Coast residents safe and minimize the damage from approaching Hurricane Isaac.