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Tropical Storm Karen
2:19 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

La. 1 Toll Collections Suspended

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has suspended toll collections at La. 1 in Leeville in response to the mandatory evacuation of Grand Isle, the agency announced this afternoon.

DOTD says the tolls have been suspended in order to facilitate emergency and protective services and evacuation as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast. The agency will make an announcement when tolls are scheduled to resume.

WRKF
2:10 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Debt on Bridge to Grand Isle, Port Fourchon in Danger of Default

In December, the forecasted revenue for the LA1 toll-bridge will be less than the bill the state owes that month on the borrowed money it took to build it. Toll revenue is by statute bound to pay off the bonds. If the state defaults on the bridge, it could negatively effect the entire state's credit rating.

The LA1 bridge is the only way to access Port Fourchon and Grande Isle by car. The bridge was built after hurricanes wiped out parts of the unelevated road now called "Old LA1."

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BP Oil Spill
11:22 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Lafourche Parish President Ethics Hearing March 7

The state ethics board has scheduled a March 7 hearing for Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.

The Daily Comet reports she's accused of breaking state ethics law by renting her camp on Grand Isle to BP PLC after the company paid the parish $1 million for expenses related to the 2010 oil spill.

Ethics Board spokeswoman Alainna Giacone has said that, as an official of a parish doing business with BP, Randolph could not do personal dealings with the company.

Hurricane Isaac
5:21 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Grand Isle hit hard by Isaac

In Grand Isle, a barrier island that took a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac overnight, damage was reported to be widespread.

Jesse Delcambre, who stayed in the town hall because her fiance is a town employee, said the island was still covered by about 2 feet of water on Wednesday morning.

"The houses over here are all 12, 14 feet above ground on pilings." The few on slabs are flooded, she said.

Tropical Storm Isaac
5:32 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Grand Isle evacuating; hurricane warning in SE Louisiana

National Hurricane Center

Evacuation has begun on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island as Tropical Storm Isaac's path moves west, and was ordered Monday for about 2,000 Plaquemines Parish residents.

Gov. Bobby Jindal called a state of emergency, suggesting people leave low-lying parts of 15 coastal parishes where the National Weather Service called a hurricane warning. He says that if Isaac remains a threat to Louisiana, he may skip the Republican National Convention.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
2:40 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Grand Isle under mandatory evacuation order

Mayor David Camardelle has declared a state of emergency for the Town of Grand Isle, and has issued a mandatory evacuation order, according to a statement released by Grand Isle officials.

The statement, issued at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, was enacted due to the tropical storm watch — encompassing the entire eastern Gulf Coast — issued by the National Weather Service in advance of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Grand Isle Water
7:26 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Grand Isle water line temporarily fixed

Jefferson Parish officials say water service was back on Grand Isle Wednesday after a temporary clamp was successfully placed on a busted line that provided drinking water to the barrier island.

The repair was made about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Barataria Bay water transmission line was apparently damaged by a passing vessel Tuesday morning.