flood protection

Hurricane Isaac
8:22 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: Army Corps storm and flood protection overview

A "flyover" overview video of the hurricane and flood protection system ringing the New Orleans region, from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Hurricane Isaac
7:01 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Updates

In preparation for the storm’s landfall, the Corps has closed or is in the process of closing the following:

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5:06 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Flood Protection Infographic

Among the many projects in the $10 billion restoration of New Orleans’ 133-mile levee system, three in particular will play key roles in protecting the city from its next big hurricane.
Among the many projects in the $10 billion restoration of New Orleans' 133-mile levee system, three in particular will play key roles in protecting the city from its next big hurricane.
Hurricane Isaac
4:55 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Updated Hurricane Isaac Rainfall and Windspeed Maps

National Weather Service

The latest projected rainfall and tropical storm-force windspeed maps from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center.

Maps will be reposted as conditions change.

2:33 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

With Isaac, change is in the air

How much safer is the Gulf Coast from a catastrophic storm like Hurricane Katrina, which slammed the region in 2005, precipitating New Orleans' levee failure and killing more than 1,800 people?
NEW ORLEANS - Levees are stronger, flood walls higher and residents and cities better prepared. But how much safer is the Gulf Coast from a catastrophic storm like Hurricane Katrina, which slammed the region in 2005, killing more than 1,800 people and drowning 80% of New Orleans?
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.

The Two-Way
12:19 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

How Much Rain Will Hurricane Isaac Dump? Have A Look At This Map

Rainfall prediction from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA

The story of Hurricane Isaac will more than likely be one of flooding. The National Hurricane Center says that some places along the Mississippi and Louisiana coast could see up to 18 inches of rain.

Over five days, the tropical system will spread rain far and wide.

How widespread, you ask? Look at this map put together by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It shows their prediction of how much rain will fall in the next five days:

Tropical Storm Isaac
11:09 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Floodgate closes in Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish officials say they have closed the Empire floodgate as Tropical Storm Isaac nears.

Authorities said no boat traffic will be permitted through the gate until further notice.

Tropical Storm Isaac
7:41 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Washington Parish sandbag locations

Washington Parish is making sandbag locations available to residents starting at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. The locations are:

  • Bogalusa Ave B Sports Complex
  • Bogalusa Cassidy Park, 625 Willis Ave, Bogalusa LA
  • WP Fire District #7 17380 Bill Booty Road, Bogalusa La
  • WP Public Works #1 – 801 Pearl St, Franklinton, LA
  • WP Publc Works #2 – 7 Mile Rd & Hwy 10 (Yacc Bldg)
The Two-Way
5:02 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

As Isaac Strengthens, Louisiana's Levees, Flood Gates Gird For Post-Katrina Test

A satellite view of Isaac churning in the Gulf of Mexico.
National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center says that it expects Tropical Storm Isaac to continue strengthening up until it makes landfall.

In the 5 p.m. ET advisory, the Hurricane Center said Isaac remains a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Dry air, the center explains, keeps feeding into the storm keeping it from intensifying. The storm is predicted to make landfall near New Orleans as a category 2 hurricane with 100 mph winds.

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