Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac
1:15 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Sand bags available in Scott

The city of Scott will distribute sand bags at the maintenance building, located at 118 Lions Club Road, until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Advertiser reports residents who pick up sand bags must live within the corporate limits of the city of Scott and will be required to show identification.

Hurricane Isaac
1:12 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes

With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Terrebonne Parish opens shelter for pets

Terrebonne Parish officials have opened a temporary pet shelter at the West Houma Gym on Williams Ave.

The Courier reports this temporary shelter is only available for pets of those residents who will be staying at the parish shelter at the Houma Municipal Auditorium.

The pet owner is responsible for the animal's food and water, and walking the animal every morning and evening during the allotted time period.

Officials say you must register at Houma Municipal Auditorium before bringing your pet to the shelter.

Hurricane Isaac
1:02 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Denham Springs imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

The Denham Springs City Council has created a dusk-to-dawn curfew to run from Tuesday through Friday as Hurricane Isaac approaches the state.

In its original form, the proposed curfew only exempted medical, public works, city, utility and emergency personnel.

However, Councilman John Wascom asked about people going to work or to help friends.

The Advocate reports the council amended the proposal to add people with legitimate business to the exemption list.

Hurricane Isaac
12:56 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Jefferson Parish evacuees moved to new shelter

Jefferson Parish officials say a shelter opened in Terrytown for Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria residents has closed.

Authorities said people who had been at the shelter have been moved to Westside Primary School in Hammond.

Hurricane Isaac
12:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

NASA closes New Orleans plant

NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans is closed for until Tropical Storm Isaac passes.

Plant officials said employees should monitor the facility's website, www.mafspace.msfc.nasa.gov/status/index.html or call 800-611-3116 for notice of the facility s reopening plan.

Hurricane Isaac
12:30 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans closed

City officials have closed Lakeshore Drive, the roadway that runs along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Officials said anyone found on the roadway, floodgates or levees may be arrested.

Hurricane Isaac is expected to drive the lake over the seawall. Levees protect nearby neighborhoods.

The Two-Way
12:19 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

How Much Rain Will Hurricane Isaac Dump? Have A Look At This Map

Rainfall prediction from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA

The story of Hurricane Isaac will more than likely be one of flooding. The National Hurricane Center says that some places along the Mississippi and Louisiana coast could see up to 18 inches of rain.

Over five days, the tropical system will spread rain far and wide.

How widespread, you ask? Look at this map put together by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It shows their prediction of how much rain will fall in the next five days:

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Hurricane Isaac
12:14 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

New Orleans art museum closes for storm

Officials of the New Orleans Museum of Art say the museum in City Park will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of Hurricane Isaac.

The museum and Besthoff Sculpture Garden are expected to reopen Thursday at 10 a.m.

Hurricane Isaac
12:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

State closes wildlife areas

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed 26 state wildlife management areas in parishes in the expected path of Hurricane Isaac.

Included are: the Acadiana Conservation Corridor, Atchafalaya Delta, Attakapas, Biloxi, Elm Hall, Grassy Lake, Hutchinson Creek, Joyce, Lake Boeuf, Lake Ramsey, Manchac, Marsh Island, Maurepas Swamp, Pass a Loutre, Pearl River, Pointe au Chenes, Pomme de Terre, Salvador-Timken, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne, Spring Bayou, State WMA, Tangipahoa, Thistlethwaite, Tunica Hills and White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area.

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