Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac
4:11 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Cleco: 52 percent of its customers have power

Cleco reports they have restored power to 52 percent of customers affected by Hurricane Isaac. The current outage total as of 6 a.m. Friday is 45,314.

The utility says restoration is complete in Acadia, Evangeline, LaSalle and St. Landry parishes. The work of 2,400 employees and contractors continues Friday.

Current Outages by parish:

Avoyelles Parish - 210

Evangeline Parish - 1

Grant Parish - 50

Iberia Parish - 201

Rapides Parish - 471

St. Martin Parish - 18

St. Mary Parish - 1,737

St. Tammany Parish - 41,853

Hurricane Isaac
4:02 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Entergy outages: 526,304

Entergy reports 526,304 customers without power across the state as of 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Outages by parish:

Acadia 69

Ascension 8,713

Assumption 4,355

Avoyelles 91

Bienville 33

Calcasieu 10

Caldwell 332

Catahoula 8

Claiborne 12

Concordia 42

East Baton rouge 47,644

East Carroll 189

East Feliciana 2,727

Franklin 2

Grant 13

Iberia 132

Iberville 4,093

Jackson 139

Jefferson 149,047

Jefferson Davis 4

La Salle 19

Lafayette 132

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Hurricane Isaac
3:59 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

New Orleans airport reopens

Entergy has restored power to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, clearing the way for flights to begin arriving.

Officials say the airport reopened early Friday morning and flights were set to begin arriving by midmorning.

The airport, which handles more than 250 flights a day, took a beating from Hurricane Isaac, suffering damage to the roof of its terminal, and water covered at least one runway.

Hurricane Isaac
3:53 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Man killed in Gretna fire

Authorities have recovered the body of an unidentified man who died in a fire that Gretna firefighters could not control because of Hurricane Isaac's high winds.

The Times-Picayune reports the Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office Urban Rescue Unit recovered the body from rubble at the old Leruth's restaurant about noon Thursday.

Fire Chief Mike Labruzza said the high winds fed the fire Wednesday and made it impossible for his men to get the blaze under control.

An autopsy is pending on the victim and his identity has not been released.

Hurricane Isaac
3:44 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

28 parishes under boil-water advisories

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has issued its most comprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaac.

The following public water systems in 28 Louisiana parishes are under a boil advisory:

Parish: Acadia

.Church Point Town Of Water System

Parish: Allen

.East Allen Parish Water Works

.West Allen Parish Water System

.South Oakdale Water System

.Oberlin Town Of Water System

.Elizabeth Town Of Water System

Parish: Ascension

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Hurricane Isaac
3:30 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Entergy Ranks Isaac Fourth-Most-Damaging Storm for Outages

Eileen Fleming WWNO

It’s Day Four in New Orleans’ Isaac experience, and massive power outages are still hampering the recovery.

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Hurricane Isaac
3:21 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

State offices opened today in all but 16 parishes

State government offices in all but 16 parishes reopened today.

Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says because of concerns over flooding, road conditions and power outages resulting from Hurricane Isaac, offices will stay closed in the following parishes: Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Orleans, Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, St,. James, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist.

State offices in all other parishes, including East Baton Rouge, reopened Friday.

Hurricane Isaac
3:18 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

National Guard opened sites for supply distribution

The Louisiana National Guard has been managing distribution sites in key areas affected by Hurricane Isaac.

The first round of sites opened this morning at 8 a.m in Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, Jefferson, St. James, Plaquemines, Orleans and Iberville parishes.

The sites have been stocked with Meals Ready to Eat, water and ice. In some locations, tarps are available.

Hurricane Isaac
3:09 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Romney Tours Damage From Isaac In Louisiana

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 5:39 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block. Mitt Romney made a last minute change to his travel plans today. On his first day as the official Republican presidential nominee, he and Paul Ryan were supposed to begin a swing state campaign tour. Instead, while Ryan headed to a previously scheduled event in Virginia, Romney flew to Louisiana.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:43 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Gas Prices Expected To Retreat As Isaac Fades

A man fills his gas tank Wednesday in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Gas prices surged as Isaac approached, but are expected to ease after Labor Day.
Tony Dejak AP

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 5:12 pm

As a tropical storm was gathering strength last week, fears were growing that the fierce winds might knock out Gulf Coast refineries, send gasoline prices soaring and seriously damage the U.S. economy.

But when Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, it was only a Category 1 hurricane, far weaker than Katrina, the monster storm that hit seven years ago.

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