Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac
6:00 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Fla. man

The Coast Guard temporarily suspended the search for a missing water scooter rider near the Alabama-Florida state line when rain and wind from Hurricane Isaac reduced visibility to almost zero.

Lt. j.g. Timothy Williams said three aircraft had been looking for the 47-year-old Air Force retiree from Pensacola, Fla., but the last aircraft landed about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when the conditions became too bad. He said they had covered an area stretching from Fort Pickens on Pensacola Beach toward Mobile Bay.

Hurricane Isaac
5:57 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Gov. Jindal suspends EMT licensing requirements

The governor has temporarily suspended Louisiana's licensing requirements for emergency medical technicians, to let medical assistance officials from other states help Louisiana respond to Hurricane Isaac.

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the executive order Tuesday, saying EMT teams from other states were in Louisiana to assist if needed. The EMTs must be licensed and in good standing to practice in another state and must submit those credentials to Louisiana's Office of Public Health.

The order declares a public health emergency in Louisiana.

Hurricane Isaac
5:21 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: Mayor Landrieu's Latest Press Conference

The 3 p.m. New Orleans press conference, in its entirety:

5:06 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Flood Protection Infographic

Lead in text: 
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.

Hurricane Isaac
4:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu: The City Is Secure

National Hurricane Center

New Orleans police are getting some help in securing the city during Hurricane Isaac. The Louisiana National Guard is on duty.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:36 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Orleans Criminal District Court closed through Wednesday

The Orleans Parish Criminal District court will be closed through Wednesday, August 29, the court said in a statement on its website.

However, Magistrate Court will open for proceedings at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Jurors scheduled to serve during the remainder of the month of August are excused from duty, the Court said.

Hurricane Isaac
4:31 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Orleans Parish Civil District Court closed through Wednesday

Orleans Parish Civil District Court will be closed through Wednesday, August 29, the Court said in a statement on its website.

The closure includes the Civil Clerk of Court, First and Second City courts and clerks' offices, as well as the Civil Clerk of Court Mortgage, Conveyance and Archives offices.

Citizens with questions are advised to call 1-866-501-2038.

Hurricane Isaac
4:13 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Complaints of price gouging lodged in Louisiana

The Louisiana attorney general's office has received price gouging complaints, largely about gasoline prices.

Spokeswoman Amanda Larkins said Tuesday that the office also has recorded "a handful of complaints" about prices for hotels, batteries, cigarettes, gas cans and water.

Louisiana's price gouging ban was in effect as soon as Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in advance of Isaac, a declaration made Sunday. The law prohibits a seller from pricing items above pre-emergency levels unless there's a market shortage.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:11 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany arrests three accused in boat looting

The St. Tammany Sheriff's Office says three young men from Slidell are accused of looting thousands of dollars worth of equipment from boats that were docked near Slidell to make them safer from Hurricane Isaac.

Sgt. George Bonnett says 22-year-old Cody Page, 20-year-old Ryan Dussor and a 17-year-old all were arrested and will be booked with looting, which carries a minimum sentence of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine.

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