LSU Bomb Threat
1:11 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

LSU back to normal after bomb scare

Louisiana State University officials say everything is back to normal a day after a bomb threat spawned an evacuation of the Baton Rouge campus.

University spokesman Herb Vincent said Tuesday LSU police are leading the investigation into the caller who phoned in a bomb threat Monday morning.

Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said the caller will be arrested and prosecuted.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

New evacuations ordered as storm surge rolls in

Authorities in Plaquemines Parish, where storm surge from Hurricane Isaac caused extensive flooding overnight, have ordered a mandatory evacuation for a portion of the west bank of the Mississippi River.

The evacuation affects people living from Venice north to the Oakville floodgate on Louisiana Highway 23.

A shelter was to open at noon in Belle Chasse.

Officials said the evacuation was ordered out of concern that more storm surge from Isaac would be pushed into the area and levees might be overtopped.

Hurricane Isaac
6:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Transportation Department Restaging Buses

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that it is in the process of restaging its busing assets to locations outside of the potential path of the storm and away from flood zones to ensure they are accessible for citizens' future use.

DOTD will maintain 10 coaches, one van and one pet carrier at Zephyr field if an immediate need arises.

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
2:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Curfew declared in Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish officials have issued an immediate dusk-to-dawn curfew as Hurricane Isaac neared the mouth of the Mississippi River.

The curfew covers the entire parish. Much of Plaquemines has been evacuated.

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
1:12 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
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.

Hurricane Isaac
11:37 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Assumption Parish announces mandatory evacuation

Assumption Parish officials have announced a mandatory evacuation of the parish in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall.

The parish has reportedly banned the sale of alcohol, and has announced a curfew.

Assumption has also opened a shelter of last resort, at Belle Rose Middle School (7177 Highway 1). Officials say the school will be running off of generator power; however, all evacuees are required to bring all necessary items with them, including food, water, toiletries, bedding and medicines. No cots will be provided.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
8:07 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

St. Charles Parish evacuation underway

The St. Charles Parish President has called for a mandatory evacuation effective at 6 p.m. Sunday for all residents in St. Charles Parish due to Tropical Storm Isaac. 

What does this mean?
It means that conditions from Hurricane Isaac will be such that widespread damage and flooding are possible. It also means that vital services such as food stores, fuel and medical services may be unavailable for an indefinite period. Accordingly, residents are strongly advised to seek shelter outside of St. Charles Parish. 

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