Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac
11:55 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Residents urged to report fish kills

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking residents in areas that may be affected by Hurricane Isaac to be on the lookout for fish kills.

The department said kills should be reported to 1-800-442-2511.

Large amounts of rainfall across south Louisiana may erode organic matter and carry it into bayous and canals. Fish can be killed if organic matter sucks high quantities of oxygen from water.

Hurricane Isaac
11:50 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Nicholls State cancels classes through Thursday

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux has canceled classes and all on-campus events through Thursday.

University officials say students are not being evacuated from campus but residence hall students have been encouraged to leave.

Those who cannot leave will be permitted to remain in the residence halls, university officials say.

Hurricane Isaac
11:46 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Oil industry told to monitor sites for safety

The state Office of Conservation has ordered petroleum exploration and production companies to take necessary precautions to ensure their sites are secure as Hurricane Isaac nears.

Conservation Commissioner James Welsh said operators of oilfield and related structures as well as pipelines have been directed under the state's emergency declaration to ensure wells and other facilities do not create environmental threats.

Hurricane Isaac
11:37 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Assumption Parish announces mandatory evacuation

Assumption Parish officials have announced a mandatory evacuation of the parish in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall.

The parish has reportedly banned the sale of alcohol, and has announced a curfew.

Assumption has also opened a shelter of last resort, at Belle Rose Middle School (7177 Highway 1). Officials say the school will be running off of generator power; however, all evacuees are required to bring all necessary items with them, including food, water, toiletries, bedding and medicines. No cots will be provided.

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Hurricane Isaac
11:05 am
Tue August 28, 2012

New Orleans Braces For Isaac

Isaac is headed toward the Gulf Coast, and Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency. The storm is threatening to hit New Orleans as the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed of Homeland Security in New Orleans, about how they're preparing the city for the storm.

Hurricane Isaac
10:10 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Wind and Rainfall Projection Maps

Latest Hurricane Isaac rainfall projections.
National Weather Service

The latest Hurricane Isaac projections from the National Weather Center. The first map presents rainfall projections; the second, the probability of experiencing tropical storm-force winds.

UPDATED 11:28 a.m. to reflect Isaac's upgrade to a hurricane.

Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Says City Ready To Handle Isaac

National Hurricane Center

Events marking the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina are canceled in New Orleans. The city is bracing for another storm.

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