Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac
4:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Nursing homes evacuated for Hurricane Isaac

More than 700 nursing home patients have been moved to higher ground in advance of Hurricane Isaac.

Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that eight nursing homes in the hurricane warning area have evacuated. The state Department of Health and Hospitals says those facilities had 745 residents.

More than 40 patients also have been moved from three small hospitals in the line of Isaac, according to Jindal.

Hurricane Isaac
3:59 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Louisiana prepares: by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at Louisiana's preparation for Hurricane Isaac on Tuesday, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal.

— 4,158: National Guard troops activated statewide.

— 67: Bus drivers supporting the Department of Transportation and Department of Education.

— 48: National Guard boat teams deployed to areas in the storm zone.

— 921: National Guard security command and control staffers.

— 540 high water vehicles, 74 boats and 40 aircraft available for storm response.

— 2,124: Prisoners moved to state prisons from coastal parishes.

Hurricane Isaac
3:51 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu: It's a Hurricane and New Orleans is on the Front Lines

It may not look like much now — but there's a hurricane on the way. Hurricane Isaac is picking up power, and the outer rain bands have already begun impacting the metro region.

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Hurricane Isaac
3:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Tracker

A satellite image tracker of Hurricane Isaac, courtesy of WNYC. The radar image refreshes every two minutes.


Hurricane Isaac
3:30 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Tammany looking for two accused in boat looting

St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for two men accused of looting thousands of dollars of property from three boats that had been docked near Slidell to protect them from Hurricane Isaac.

Capt. George Bonnett says a 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday on a charge of illegal possession of stolen property that he says the other men took and put on his boat.

Looting during an emergency carries a minimum penalty of three years at hard labor and a $5,000 fine, with up to 10 years and $10,000.

NPR Story
3:27 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Gulf Coast Residents Brace For Hurricane Isaac

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 7:52 pm

Debbie Elliott has spent the day driving along the Mississippi coast as people prepare for Isaac. The storm has dumped heavy rain across the area. She speaks with Audie Cornish from Gulfport, Mississippi.

Hurricane Isaac
3:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Isaac: curfew in Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph has imposed a mandatory curfew from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday because of Hurricane Isaac.

Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete says it applies to the city, too.

Officials say anyone found violating the curfew will be stopped and questioned, and may be arrested.

Hurricane Isaac
3:04 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

WATCH: President Obama Speaks on Preparing for Hurricane Isaac

President Obama discusses steps FEMA and other federal and local agencies are taking to keep Gulf Coast residents safe and minimize the damage from approaching Hurricane Isaac.

Hurricane Isaac
2:58 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

St. Charles Parish schools to remain closed through Labor Day

St. Charles Parish public schools will remain closed until Tuesday, September 4, the parish announced today in a news release posted on its Facebook page.

All schools will remain closed during this time, and all athletic events, including those this weekend, are canceled.

Hurricane Isaac
2:53 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Pearl River announces curfew

The Town of Pearl River has enacted a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, Mayor James Lavigne's office said today.

The curfew will be in effect until further notice.