Hurricane Isaac

5:09 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Leonard to retire as Entergy chair, CEO

J. Wayne Leonard will retire Jan. 31 as chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy Corp., the parent company of major electric providers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

The corporation also announced Wednesday that Leo Denault, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, will succeed Leonard.

Andrew Marsh, currently vice president for system planning, will succeed Denault.

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Bayou Corne Sinkhole
5:06 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Isaac has little impact on Bayou Corne sinkhole

Despite the tropical storm force winds and rains heavy enough to force a mandatory evacuation of all residents in Assumption Parish, officials say Hurricane Isaac had no impact on a sinkhole near Bayou Corne.

But after the storm trudged past the parish, three new bubbling gas sites were discovered Tuesday in Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and Triche Canal. Representatives from the state Department of Environmental Quality are currently testing the air and water at the three new sites and they say preliminary tests indicate no abnormal readings.

4:30 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Catfish Tradition, Through Thick or Thin

Thin-cut fried catfish at Middendorf's.
Ian McNulty

Badly damaged by Hurricane Isaac, a landmark Louisiana eatery is rebuilding once again.

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Interstate Widening
8:31 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Work resumes on I-10, I-12 in Baton Rouge, Livingston

Work to widen Interstates 10 and 12 in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes has resumed.

The state Department of Transportation and Development had suspended construction on the interstates as Hurricane Isaac approached last week to speed evacuation and help emergency workers.

With activities beginning to return to normal, DOTD said Wednesday that it had instructed construction contractors to resume work.

The widening project is expected to be complete by mid-2013.

Hurricane Isaac
7:48 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Isaac: dead nutria, other creatures wash ashore

The Mississippi Gulf Coast isn't the only place dead nutria washed ashore after Hurricane Isaac. Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere says debris on the Lake Pontchartrain lakefront included a thousand dead nutria and some other animals.

He tells The Times-Picayune those included dead fish, a dead alligator and some feral hogs.

Villere says the city got state permission to dump the dead animals in a closed parish landfill. He says city crews dug a hole, dumped in the bodies, and filled the hole back in.

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6:00 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Suggests Reviewing Hurricane Isaac Responses

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city responded well to the crisis posed by Hurricane Isaac. But he has some suggestions for improvements — especially regarding power outages.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:07 am
Thu September 6, 2012

State offices still closed in St. John, Plaquemines

Because of continued safety concerns after Hurricane Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says state government offices will remain closed in St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines parishes.

The offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

State offices in other parishes have reopened since the storm.

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6:45 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

BP Says Oil From 2010 Spill Washing Ashore After Isaac

BP says oil that gushed from its undersea well two years ago is washing up along the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Isaac is being blamed for churning up the sludge.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:32 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

'Spawn of Isaac' moves into the Gulf

Satellite image of the storm system.
National Hurricane Center

A remnant of Hurricane Isaac, drawn back to the Gulf of Mexico after an odyssey through the Midwest, hovered Wednesday off the Gulf Coast.

Meteorologist Shawn O'Neill of the National Weather Service in Slidell called it the "spawn of Isaac."

The National Hurricane Center gives the disturbance a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next two days. If it does develop, O'Neill says it probably would get a new name, but that's a matter for the hurricane center to decide.

Hurricane Isaac
1:22 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Tar balls on coast part of Isaac's aftermath

Lingering effects of Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana include more than 20,000 electric customers still without power, an estimated 700 people still in shelters and gobs of weathered oil washing ashore along a stretch of coastline.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has approved more than $10 million in individual and housing assistance for more than 4,800 families as of Wednesday morning.

Power outages were down from more than 900,000.

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