The nearly 10-acre roof of the Superdome in New Orleans became a symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction in 2005, but the new, improved roof survived Hurricane Isaac just fine.
Superdome manager Doug Thornton said Friday that Isaac did cause some damage to the dome, including some sheet metal damage to exhaust vents. His early estimate of repair costs is $75,000 to $100,000 — a far cry from the $157 million in storm damage repairs covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Katrina.
"Public's anger at lengthy power outage after Isaac boils over."
According to the newspaper, after six days of camping outside in sweltering temperatures because Hurricane Isaac knocked out power last week, there are many angry folks in the city and surrounding parishes.
A week after signing an emergency declaration, President Obama saw first-hand the damage Hurricane Isaac inflicted in parts of Louisiana. Thousands are still without power, with temperatures in the 90s.
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The traditional barbecues of the Labor Day holiday have been replaced in many communities of southeast Louisiana with debris removal and damage assessments, as parishes continue to dig out from Hurricane Isaac's destruction.
More than 125,000 homes and businesses across Louisiana remained without power Monday, and a few thousand evacuees were still in shelters, as waterways bulging with Isaac's rain and storm surge continued to threaten a few areas.
School schedule following Isaac I. Regional 2- and 4-year Institutions Delgado Community College: reopens Tuesday 9/4; essential personnel to report Thursday 8/30 Dillard University: reopens Tuesday 9/4; students who live in campus housing may return to campus on Sunday 9/2 at 5 p.m.; students who need to arrive prior to 5 p.m.
St. Tammany Parish public schools are opening Tuesday, after principals inspected the schools and maintenance workers spent the holiday weekend repairing minor damage on campuses.
That was the word from Superintendent W.L. "Trey" Folse III, who said in a news release that only one school in the parish north of Lake Pontcharrain had serious damage from Hurricane Isaac. The storm pushed water in St. Tammany Junior High, but the school will reopen on Tuesday.