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Hurricane Isaac 2012 Threat Looms Over Florida Keys As Tropical Storm Lashes Cuba

08/26/2012 01:33 am ET | Updated Oct 26, 2012

* Landfall likely on anniversary of hurricane Katrina

* Republican convention in Tampa pushed back

* Gulf energy production will see temporary shut-downs

By Michael Haskins

KEY WEST, Fla., Aug 26 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Sunday after battering the Caribbean, disrupting plans for the Republican National Convention in Tampa and threatening to interrupt about half of U.S. offshore oil output.

Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast somewhere between Florida and Louisiana at midweek - on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina - the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory.

A hurricane watch was extended westward to include New Orleans, which was devastated when Katrina struck the city on Aug. 29, 2005, killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage to the Gulf Coast.

Forecasters said a hurricane warning may be issued for parts of the northern Gulf Coast by Sunday evening.

"Today and tomorrow are the preparation days for folks on the northern Gulf Coast. These folks need to pay attention to what their emergency managers are telling them," said Richard Knabb, director of the Miami-based NHC.

Isaac was due to be at or near hurricane strength soon after its center crosses the Florida Keys late on Sunday. A storm becomes a hurricane when sustained winds reach a minimum of 74 miles per hour (119 kph).

The NHC said Isaac was expected to intensify to a Category 2 hurricane, with "extremely dangerous" sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (169 kph), as it swept up the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

At 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on Sunday, Isaac was about 50 miles (85 km) south-southeast of Key West and packing top sustained winds of 60 miles (100 km) per hour.

Tropical force winds from the massive storm stretched across 400 miles (644 km), with rain bands extending even further, said NHC meteorologist David Zelinsky.

"It certainly is a large storm," he said, noting that wind gusts of 60 mph (100 kph) had been detected as far apart as Key West and Palm Beach.

The winds forced cancellations of hundreds of flights in and out of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and other south Florida airports. Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez reported more than 500 cancellations affecting Miami International Airport alone.

More than half of the restaurants and other businesses were shuttered in the tourist haven of Key West on Sunday, at the southernmost tip of the U.S. mainland, after many visitors heeded official warnings to head home early.

Gulf of Mexico oil operators on Sunday braced for the first hurricane to affect the U.S. oil patch in 2012, which could shut down of more than half of U.S. offshore oil output. Isaac's more westerly expected track brings it closer to the heart of the U.S. offshore oil patch, which produces about 23 percent of U.S. oil output and 7 percent of its natural gas output.

So far, Isaac has shut about 9 percent of offshore oil output, according to U.S. officials. That will rise in coming days, according to forecasters at Weather Insight, an arm of Thomson Reuters, who predict the storm will spur short-term shut-downs of 51 percent of U.S. offshore oil capacity and 52 percent of its natural gas output.

London-based BP Plc <Bp. l>, the biggest U.S. Gulf producer, said it will shut production at all of its Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms and evacuate all workers on Sunday.

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION SCHEDULE DISRUPTED

Republicans, who will formally nominate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate for the November election, will convene their four-day meeting on Monday as scheduled, then recess until Tuesday.

In its latest advisory, the NH said Isaac was churning west-northwest at 18 miles (30 km) per hour. The storm was officially expected to make landfall anywhere between the Florida Panhandle and eastern Louisiana early on Wednesday.

Tampa, located on Florida's west coast, still faces a threat of both winds and heavy rains from Isaac. But forecasters said a slight westward shift in the storm's track could help put Tampa out of harm's way.

In Haiti, Isaac added to the misery of more than 350,000 survivors of the 2010 earthquake still living in flimsy resettlement camps as water gushed into tents and corrugated plastic shacks ripped apart by the wind.

FLOODING AND DEATHS IN HAITI

Authorities in the impoverished nation said on Sunday the storm had killed eight people, including three children.

In the Dominican Republic, officials said three people were missing, including the mayor of a town near Santo Domingo who was swept away as he tried to save another person from a flooded river.

No deaths or injuries were reported in Cuba, which got off lightly when the storm crossed its eastern flank instead of raking up the length of the island as originally predicted, but it still sustained damage.

By Sunday afternoon much of Key West looked like a ghost town. But a few hardy tourists seemed to be taking the storm in stride.

"We booked months in advance. The next thing I know we have a hurricane," said Diane Vaccaro, a grandmother from New Jersey vacationing with her sister and husband Andrew.

She said it would be her eighth hurricane.

"It's just fun. You ride it out and you can say 'I did it. I survived,'" said Vaccaro.

Top 10 Costliest U.S. Hurricanes

08/31/2012 5:48 PM EDT

Miss. River Flowed Backwards

According to BBC News, the U.S. Geological Survey found that "The storm surge ahead of Hurricane Isaac made the Mississippi River run backwards for 24 hours."

Read the full story here.

08/31/2012 5:46 PM EDT

Threat Of Flash Flooding

National Hurricane Center issued the following advisory at 4 p.m. CDT:

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISAAC BRINGING HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING TO THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY...

More here.

08/31/2012 5:45 PM EDT

PHOTO: Romney Examines Relief Efforts

08/31/2012 5:44 PM EDT

Water Boil Advisory

@ The_Gambit :

The city just announced a water boil advisory for Venetian Isles, in effect until further notice.

08/31/2012 5:42 PM EDT

Major Flooding In Arkansas

@ jimwxgator :

More MAJOR flooding from Isaac today in Pine Bluff, AR. via @KATV_Weather: http://t.co/9SWtF75p

08/30/2012 6:48 PM EDT

St. Tammany Parish Floodwaters Expected To Recede

@ NOLAnews :

Isaac's floodwaters should start to recede in St. Tammany Parish http://t.co/IvG0v4UY

08/30/2012 6:01 PM EDT

St. John Parish Evacuees Database Available

@ NOLAnews :

Isaac evacuees database available for St. John Parish families http://t.co/BegMKyc4

08/30/2012 4:38 PM EDT

Isaac Has Been Downgraded To A Tropical Depression

@ chadmyerscnn :

#Isaac is now a trop. depression. Winds to 35mph. Lingering storms coming in from the Gulf may have higher gusts or tornadoes.

08/30/2012 4:28 PM EDT

Over 1 Million Powerless

@ wunderground :

Over 1 million people without power in LA/MS due to #Isaac.

08/30/2012 4:08 PM EDT

Deliberate Breach Of Plaquemines Parish Levee Begins

@ AP :

BREAKING: Crews begin breaching levee stressed by Isaac flooding in La.'s hard-hit Plaquemines Parish: http://t.co/Z53F2Omf

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\"NOLAnews\"

@ NOLAnews :

Plaquemines sheriff swept away, saved in dramatic Hurricane #Isaac rescue - http://t.co/7dzVpP51

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NOLAnews :\r\nPlaquemines sheriff swept away, saved in dramatic Hurricane #Isaac rescue - http://t.c...Read More"},{"id":"348","created":"08/30/2012 2:44 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: National Guard In Mississippi","tweet_link":"348_photo-national-guard-in-mississippi","entry_text":"

The Mississippi Nat'l Guard watching over & protecting homes during #Isaac. Credit: Tonya Watson. twitter.com/MarnieTWC/stat…

— Marnie Williams (@MarnieTWC) August 30, 2012

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The Mississippi Nat'l Guard watching over & protecting homes during #Isaac. Credit: Tonya Watson. Read More"},{"id":"347","created":"08/30/2012 2:29 PM EDT","title":"Flash Flood Warning For St. John's The Baptist Parish","tweet_link":"347_flash-flood-warning-for-st-johns-the-baptist-parish","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

Flash flood warning: St Charles & St John The Baptist parishes in Louisiana until 4:15pm CDT. Details: http://t.co/4wheT4cj

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nFlash flood warning: St Charles & St John The Baptist parishes in Louisiana until 4:15pm CDT. Deta...Read More"},{"id":"346","created":"08/30/2012 1:51 PM EDT","title":"Mississippi Officials To Breach Dam","tweet_link":"346_mississippi-officials-to-breach-dam","entry_text":"

\"NOLAnews\"

@ NOLAnews :

Miss. officials to breach Isaac-damaged dam on Tangipahoa River - http://t.co/uG8ir7xK

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NOLAnews :\r\nMiss. officials to breach Isaac-damaged dam on Tangipahoa River - http://t.co/uG8ir7xK...Read More"},{"id":"345","created":"08/30/2012 1:42 PM EDT","title":"Isaac Now With 40MPH Winds","tweet_link":"345_isaac-now-with-40mph-winds","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

Tropical Storm Isaac: 1 PM CT, 40 mph winds, 992 mb, moving NNW at 9 mph. http://t.co/yJDeDChu

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nTropical Storm Isaac: 1 PM CT, 40 mph winds, 992 mb, moving NNW at 9 mph. Read More"},{"id":"344","created":"08/30/2012 1:40 PM EDT","title":"LSU Classes To Commence On Friday","tweet_link":"344_lsu-classes-to-commence-on-friday","entry_text":"

\"Jmoon901\"

@ Jmoon901 :

RT @NOLAnews: LSU officials decide to reopen Baton Rouge campus for classes on Friday http://t.co/OR01ZGlv

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ Jmoon901 :\r\nRT @NOLAnews: LSU officials decide to reopen Baton Rouge campus for classe...Read More"},{"id":"343","created":"08/30/2012 1:19 PM EDT","title":"Emergency Evacuation Update","tweet_link":"343_emergency-evacuation-update","entry_text":"

From Tangipahoa.org:

MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK IS DAMAGED BUT HAS NOT FAILED. OUT OF CAUTION, TANGIPAHOA PARISH PRESIDENT GORDON BURGESS CONTINUES TO CALL FOR A MANDATORY EVACUATION OF ALL AREAS ALONG THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER.

Shelter locations are as follows: Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, Natalbany Elementary School, Nesom Middle School, Amite High School, and Kentwood High Magnet School.

GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL AND PARISH PRESIDENT GORDON BURGESS HAVE CALLED A 2PM PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE TANGIPAHOA PARISH COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 206 EAST MULBERRY ST IN AMTE, LOUISIANA.

Click here for more information.

","short_text":"

From Tangipahoa.org:

MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK IS DAMAGED ...Read More"},{"id":"342","created":"08/30/2012 1:18 PM EDT","title":"Emergency Evacuation Announcement","tweet_link":"342_emergency-evacuation-announcement","entry_text":"

From Tangipahoa.org:

MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK IS FAILING. TANGIPAHOA PARISH PRESIDENT GORDON BURGESS IS CALLING FOR A MANDATORY EVACUATION OF ALL AREAS ALONG THE TANGIPAHOA RIVER.

Shelter locations are as follows: Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, Natalbany Elementary School, Nesom Middle School, Amite High School, and Kentwood High Magnet School.

Click here for more information.

","short_text":"

From Tangipahoa.org:

MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT THAT THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK IS FAILING....Read More"},{"id":"341","created":"08/30/2012 1:02 PM EDT","title":"New Orleans Has Largest Police Presence Since Katrina","tweet_link":"341_new-orleans-has-largest-police-presence-since-katrina","entry_text":"

\"MikePerlstein\"

@ MikePerlstein :

Landrieu: NOLA has largest police presence on the street since Katrina: 2,900 cops, troopers and Nat'l Guard troops.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ MikePerlstein :\r\nLandrieu: NOLA has largest police presence on the street since Katrina: 2,900 cops, troopers and Nat'l...Read More"},{"id":"340","created":"08/30/2012 1:01 PM EDT","title":"Tornado Warnings For Alabama","tweet_link":"340_tornado-warnings-for-alabama","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

Tornado warning: northeastern Choctaw County in southwest Alabama until 12:45pm CDT. Details: http://t.co/rgwzMMXX #Isaac

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nTornado warning: northeastern Choctaw County in southwest Alabama until 12:45pm CDT. Details: Read More"},{"id":"339","created":"08/30/2012 1:00 PM EDT","title":"Flash Flood Warning For Mobile","tweet_link":"339_flash-flood-warning-for-mobile","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

Flash flood warning: Mobile and Washington counties in AL until 5:45pm CDT. This includes the city of Mobile. #Isaac

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nFlash flood warning: Mobile and Washington counties in AL until 5:45pm CDT. This includes the city of ...Read More"},{"id":"338","created":"08/30/2012 12:51 PM EDT","title":"Jindal: Levees Are Doing What They Are Supposed To Do","tweet_link":"338_jindal-levees-are-doing-what-they-are-supposed-to-do","entry_text":"

\"But levees alone won't protect our people.\"

","short_text":"

\"But levees alone won't protect our people.\"

"},{"id":"337","created":"08/30/2012 12:50 PM EDT","title":"Jindal: Dam Not Yet Breeched","tweet_link":"337_jindal-dam-not-yet-breeched","entry_text":"

\"The_Gambit\"

@ The_Gambit :

Jindal: Tangipahoa levee has not been breached, despite earlier reports. If breached, 90 minutes to flooding in Kentwood, La.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ The_Gambit :\r\nJindal: Tangipahoa levee has not been breached, despite earlier reports. If breached, 90 minutes to flooding in...Read More"},{"id":"336","created":"08/30/2012 12:49 PM EDT","title":"Jindal: This Storm Was Different","tweet_link":"336_jindal-this-storm-was-different","entry_text":"

Jindal: \"Every storm is different. Just because your house didn't flood last time doesn't mean it won't flood this time.\"

","short_text":"

Jindal: \"Every storm is different. Just because your house didn't flood last time doesn't mean it won't flood this time.\"

"},{"id":"335","created":"08/30/2012 12:47 PM EDT","title":"Jindal says nearly 60,000 to be evacuated","tweet_link":"335_jindal-says-nearly-60000-to-be-evacuated","entry_text":"

Jindal: Up to 60,000 in evacuation zone

","short_text":"

Jindal: Up to 60,000 in evacuation zone

"},{"id":"334","created":"08/30/2012 12:43 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Dam In Pike County, MS","tweet_link":"334_photo-dam-in-pike-county-ms","entry_text":"

\"WAFB\"

@ WAFB :

Here is a pic of the dam in Pike County, MS. http://t.co/BNO8mQHB http://t.co/FEZaDAMl

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ WAFB :\r\nHere is a pic of the dam in Pike County, MS. http://t.co/BNO8mQHB http://t.co/FEZaDAMl\r\n<...Read More"},{"id":"333","created":"08/30/2012 12:41 PM EDT","title":"VIDEO: Jindal's Briefing On Isaac Status","tweet_link":"333_video-jindals-briefing-on-isaac-status","entry_text":"

Jindal speaks at 12:20 EST on storm briefing. KSLA12 reports:

Governor Bobby Jindal will hold a Unified Command Group meeting in Baton Rouge and then he will hold a press conference at 11:20 AM at GOHSEP to provide an update on the state's response to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Watch video of Jindal's briefing here.

","short_text":"

Jindal speaks at 12:20 EST on storm briefing. KSLA12 reports:

Governor Bobby Jindal will hold a Unified Command Group meeti...Read More"},{"id":"332","created":"08/30/2012 12:35 PM EDT","title":"Dam Failure Could Bring RIver To 21.5 Feet","tweet_link":"332_dam-failure-could-bring-river-to-215-feet","entry_text":"

\"MHossWWL\"

@ MHossWWL :

\"should\" the Lake Tangipahoa Dam fail, it would bring Tangi River to 21.5 feet in Osyka ...the highest its' ever been. The dam is in place

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ MHossWWL :\r\n\"should\" the Lake Tangipahoa Dam fail, it would bring Tangi River to 21.5 feet in Osyka ...the highest its' ever been...Read More"},{"id":"331","created":"08/30/2012 12:32 PM EDT","title":"Jindal Pushes Evacuations Along","tweet_link":"331_jindal-pushes-evacuations-along","entry_text":"

\"MHossWWL\"

@ MHossWWL :

Governor Bobby Jindal says people need to evacuate the Tangipahoa River to one mile on either side of the river

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ MHossWWL :\r\nGovernor Bobby Jindal says people need to evacuate the Tangipahoa River to one mile on either side of the river\r\nRead More"},{"id":"330","created":"08/30/2012 12:24 PM EDT","title":"Flash Flood Emergency Issued","tweet_link":"330_flash-flood-emergency-issued","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

Flash flood EMERGENCY has been issued thru 2pm for Kentwood, LA and other low lying areas along Tangipahoa R. for dam failure. #Isaac

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nFlash flood EMERGENCY has been issued thru 2pm for Kentwood, LA and other low lying areas along Tangip...Read More"},{"id":"329","created":"08/30/2012 12:18 PM EDT","title":"Thousands Forced To Evacuate","tweet_link":"329_thousands-forced-to-evacuate","entry_text":"

From the Associated Press:

Louisiana officials have ordered evacuation of low-lying, sparsely-populated areas along the Tangipahoa River because an Isaac-hammered dam at a state park lake in southwest Mississippi near the Louisiana border is in danger of failing.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

","short_text":"

From the Associated Press:

Louisiana officials have ordered evacuation of low-lying, sparsely-populated areas along the Ta...Read More"},{"id":"328","created":"08/30/2012 12:01 PM EDT","title":"Emergency Alert From Tangipahoa Parish Government","tweet_link":"328_emergency-alert-from-tangipahoa-parish-government","entry_text":"

From Tangipahoa.org:

MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT OF AN \"IMMINENT FAILURE\" OF THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK. THIS FAILURE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLOODING ALONG THE ALREADY SWOLLEN TANGIPAHOA RIVER. RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.

Click here for more information.

","short_text":"

From Tangipahoa.org:

MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT OF AN \"IMMINENT FAILURE\" OF THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN...Read More"},{"id":"326","created":"08/30/2012 11:48 AM EDT","title":"Dam Damaged, Not Failed YET","tweet_link":"326_dam-damaged-not-failed-yet","entry_text":"

\"wunderground\"

@ wunderground :

UPDATE: Dam on Tangipahoa River, MS damaged, but has not failed. Evacuation still underway. (Per NWS)

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ wunderground :\r\nUPDATE: Dam on Tangipahoa River, MS damaged, but has not failed. Evacuation still underway. (Per NWS)\r\n<...Read More"},{"id":"325","created":"08/30/2012 11:38 AM EDT","title":"Evacuation Routes Announced","tweet_link":"325_evacuation-routes-announced","entry_text":"

\"NOLAnews\"

@ NOLAnews :

Tangipahoa evacuation: Routes to get out: LA 116 to Hwy 51, LA 40 to Hwy 51, LA 442 to Hwy 51

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NOLAnews :\r\nTangipahoa evacuation: Routes to get out: LA 116 to Hwy 51, LA 40 to Hwy 51, LA 442 to Hwy 51\r\n"},{"id":"324","created":"08/30/2012 11:32 AM EDT","title":"Tornado Destroys Home In Pascagoula, MS","tweet_link":"324_tornado-destroys-home-in-pascagoula-ms","entry_text":"

\"EricFisherTWC\"

@ EricFisherTWC :

It was brief, but #tornado here in Pascagoula, MS completely destroyed this home. #Isaac #MSwx http://t.co/bVXQUsB9

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ EricFisherTWC :\r\nIt was brief, but #tornado here in Pascagoula, MS completely destroyed this home. #Isaac #MSwx Read More"},{"id":"323","created":"08/30/2012 11:28 AM EDT","title":"Only 90 Minutes To Evacuate","tweet_link":"323_only-90-minutes-to-evacuate","entry_text":"

\"edlavaCNN\"

@ edlavaCNN :

\"@WWLTV: BREAKING: Urgent! Parish President says those living along the Tangipahoa River have about 90 minutes to get out...\"

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ edlavaCNN :\r\n\"@WWLTV: BREAKING: Urgent! Parish President says those living along the Ta...Read More"},{"id":"322","created":"08/30/2012 11:27 AM EDT","title":"Dam Failing, Mandatory Evacuation In Place","tweet_link":"322_dam-failing-mandatory-evacuation-in-place","entry_text":"

\"NOLAnews\"

@ NOLAnews :

ALERT - Dam at Lake Tangipahoa is failing - mandatory evacuation of all areas along Tangipahoa River

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NOLAnews :\r\nALERT - Dam at Lake Tangipahoa is failing - mandatory evacuation of all areas along Tangipahoa River\r\nRead More"},{"id":"321","created":"08/30/2012 11:25 AM EDT","title":"New Evacuation Orders May Be Announced","tweet_link":"321_new-evacuation-orders-may-be-announced","entry_text":"

\"CraigatFEMA\"

@ CraigatFEMA :

Ongoing Flooding from #Isaac with evacuations, this emergency is not over yet, new reports of serious flooding may require new evacuations

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ CraigatFEMA :\r\nOngoing Flooding from #Isaac with evacuations, this emergency is not over yet, new reports of serious floodi...Read More"},{"id":"320","created":"08/30/2012 11:18 AM EDT","title":"Nearly Half Of Louisiana Without Power","tweet_link":"320_nearly-half-of-louisiana-without-power","entry_text":"

\"AP\"

@ AP :

#Isaac knocks out power for nearly half of Louisiana; another 150,000 in Mississippi also lose electricity: http://t.co/Ozs5YgvY

-MM

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ AP :\r\n#Isaac knocks out power for nearly half of Louisiana; another 150,000 in Mississippi also lose electricity: Read More"},{"id":"319","created":"08/30/2012 11:08 AM EDT","title":"Truck Driver Killed Clearing Debris","tweet_link":"319_truck-driver-killed-clearing-debris","entry_text":"

According to the Associated Press, a tow-truck driver was killed Thursday morning while clearing debris from Isaac in Mississippi:

Pearl River County Emergency Management Director Danny Manley says the tree fell on the cab of the truck on Goodyear Boulevard in the Pearl River County city just after Midnight, crushing the cab.

Authorities have not yet released the man's name. Click here for more information.

","short_text":"

According to the Associated Press, a tow-truck driver was killed Thursday morning while clearing debris from Isaac in Mississippi:

Read More"},{"id":"318","created":"08/30/2012 10:59 AM EDT","title":"Truck Driver Killed While Cleaning Up Isaac Debris","tweet_link":"318_truck-driver-killed-while-cleaning-up-isaac-debris","entry_text":"

\"CNN\"

@ CNN :

Tow truck driver killed clearing Isaac debris - live blog with latest storm details: http://t.co/NkmQCir1

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ CNN :\r\nTow truck driver killed clearing Isaac debris - live blog with latest storm details: http://t.co/NkmQ...Read More"},{"id":"317","created":"08/30/2012 10:50 AM EDT","title":"Businesses Begin Reopening","tweet_link":"317_businesses-begin-reopening","entry_text":"

\"nolaready\"

@ nolaready :

Grocery Update: @Walgreens, Uptown @WholeFoods, & all @RousesMarkets are open for business; Roberts open at 10am. #NOLA #Isaac #recovery

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ nolaready :\r\nGrocery Update: @Walgreens, Uptown @WholeFoods, & all @RousesMarke...Read More"},{"id":"316","created":"08/30/2012 10:36 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Reported Tornado In Mississippi ","tweet_link":"316_photo-reported-tornado-in-mississippi-","entry_text":"

RT @klcannan: @weatherchannel tornado that hit Pascagoula Mississippi twitter.com/klcannan/statu…

— Hurricane Central (@twc_hurricane) August 30, 2012

","short_text":"

RT @klcannan: @weatherchannel tornado that hit Pascagoula Mississippi Read More"},{"id":"315","created":"08/30/2012 10:23 AM EDT","title":"Isaac Moves North","tweet_link":"315_isaac-moves-north","entry_text":"

\"NOLAnews\"

@ NOLAnews :

Isaac continues to move slowly northwestward over central Louisiana http://t.co/FugLQgHr

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NOLAnews :\r\nIsaac continues to move slowly northwestward over central Louisiana http://t.co/FugLQg...Read More"},{"id":"314","created":"08/30/2012 9:58 AM EDT","title":"Potential Dam Break","tweet_link":"314_potential-dam-break","entry_text":"

\"cnnbrk\"

@ cnnbrk :

Mississippi dam expected to fail under #Isaac floodwaters. http://t.co/iPkWzhIi

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ cnnbrk :\r\nMississippi dam expected to fail under #Isaac floodwaters. http://t.co/iPkWzhIi\r\nRead More"},{"id":"313","created":"08/30/2012 9:46 AM EDT","title":"Critters Spotted In Flood Waters","tweet_link":"313_critters-spotted-in-flood-waters","entry_text":"

\"JxnFreePress\"

@ JxnFreePress :

RT @NPRrussell: Latest #Isaac concern: alligators & snakes seen swimming in Louisiana neighborhood flood waters. Be careful where yo ...

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ JxnFreePress :\r\nRT @NPRrussell: Latest #Isaac concern: alligators & snak...Read More"},{"id":"312","created":"08/30/2012 9:20 AM EDT","title":"Sun Shines Over Louisiana","tweet_link":"312_sun-shines-over-louisiana","entry_text":"

Good morning from Grand Isle, Louisiana. We haven't seen the sun in a few days. #Isaac twitter.com/edlavaCNN/stat…

— ed lavandera (@edlavaCNN) August 30, 2012

","short_text":"

Good morning from Grand Isle, Louisiana. We haven't seen the sun in a few days. #Isaac Read More"},{"id":"311","created":"08/30/2012 8:59 AM EDT","title":"Possible Tornado Hits Mississippi","tweet_link":"311_possible-tornado-hits-mississippi","entry_text":"

\"gulflive\"

@ gulflive :

Tornado touches down in south Pascagoula #Isaac http://t.co/G7vMEgwr

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ gulflive :\r\nTornado touches down in south Pascagoula #Isaac http://t.co/G7vMEgwr\r\nRead More"},{"id":"310","created":"08/30/2012 8:45 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Mississippi Sheets On Rain","tweet_link":"310_photo-mississippi-sheets-on-rain","entry_text":"

Rain falls in sheets from Isaac here in Mississippi. Photo by @jimkrasulacbs twitter.com/CBSRadioNews/s…

— CBS Radio News (@CBSRadioNews) August 30, 2012

","short_text":"

Rain falls in sheets from Isaac here in Mississippi. Photo by @jimkrasulacbs Read More"},{"id":"309","created":"08/30/2012 8:35 AM EDT","title":"Hurricane Name 'Isaac' May Be Retired","tweet_link":"309_hurricane-name-isaac-may-be-retired","entry_text":"

\"jimwxgator\"

@ jimwxgator :

For the curious, it is a safe bet #Isaac will be retired from the list of hurricane names, due to devastating floods in MS and LA

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ jimwxgator :\r\nFor the curious, it is a safe bet #Isaac will be retired from the list of hurricane names, due to devastating f...Read More"},{"id":"308","created":"08/30/2012 8:29 AM EDT","title":"Tornadoes Still Occurring From Isaac","tweet_link":"308_tornadoes-still-occurring-from-isaac","entry_text":"

According to a National Hurricane Center advisory issued at 7 a.m. CDT, Isaac is moving slowly northwestward over central Louisiana, producing heavy rains, severe weather, and high water levels for the northern Gulf Coast. Isaac is expected to become a tropical depression by tonight.

THE CENTER OF ISAAC WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER LOUISIANA TODAY...OVER ARKANSAS ON FRIDAY...AND OVER SOUTHERN MISSOURI FRIDAY NIGHT.

EVEN THOUGH ISAAC IS NO LONGER A HURRICANE...LIFE-THREATENING HAZARDS FROM STORM SURGE...INLAND FLOODING...AND TORNADOES ARE STILL OCCURRING.

More here.

","short_text":"

According to a National Hurricane Center advisory issued at 7 a.m. CDT, Isaac is moving slowly northwestward over central Louisiana, producing heavy rains,...Read More"},{"id":"307","created":"08/30/2012 5:44 AM EDT","title":"Expect More Rain","tweet_link":"307_expect-more-rain","entry_text":"

\"TWCMikeBettes\"

@ TWCMikeBettes :

Rainfall forecast for #Isaac http://t.co/7zEPQ2gl

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ TWCMikeBettes :\r\nRainfall forecast for #Isaac http://t.co/7zEPQ2gl\r\nRead More"},{"id":"306","created":"08/30/2012 5:33 AM EDT","title":"Where Is Isaac Heading Next?","tweet_link":"306_where-is-isaac-heading-next","entry_text":"

\"robnucatola\"

@ robnucatola :

http://t.co/ykBNtANG - the 5am advisory... weaker, but what a mess... #ISAAC #rainraingoaway

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ robnucatola :\r\nhttp://t.co/ykBNtANG - the 5am advisory... weaker, but what a mess... #IS...Read More"},{"id":"305","created":"08/30/2012 5:16 AM EDT","title":"Current Status Of The Storm","tweet_link":"305_current-status-of-the-storm","entry_text":"

\"WeatherGirlCB\"

@ WeatherGirlCB :

As of 4AM CDT, #Isaac was located 110 miles NW of New Orleans with sustained winds of 45mph. Still moving NW at 8mph

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ WeatherGirlCB :\r\nAs of 4AM CDT, #Isaac was located 110 miles NW of New Orleans with sustained winds of 45mph. Still mov...Read More"},{"id":"304","created":"08/30/2012 5:13 AM EDT","title":"A Snapshot Of New Orleans, Post-Isaac","tweet_link":"304_a-snapshot-of-new-orleans-postisaac","entry_text":"

\"Satchfield\"

@ Satchfield :

Completely empty Bourbon Street. #Isaac #nola http://t.co/eYn4ZjLi

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ Satchfield :\r\nCompletely empty Bourbon Street. #Isaac #nola http://t.co/eYn4ZjLi\r\nRead More"},{"id":"303","created":"08/30/2012 3:38 AM EDT","title":"From Tropical Storm To Tropical Depression","tweet_link":"303_from-tropical-storm-to-tropical-depression","entry_text":"

\"breakingstorm\"

@ breakingstorm :

Tropical Storm Isaac is forecast to become a tropical depression by Thursday night, the US National Hurricane Center says - @Reuters

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ breakingstorm :\r\nTropical Storm Isaac is forecast to become a tropical depression by Thursday night, the US National Hu...Read More"},{"id":"302","created":"08/30/2012 1:38 AM EDT","title":"Images From The Storm","tweet_link":"302_images-from-the-storm","entry_text":"

\"TIME\"

@ TIME :

PHOTOS: Scenes of Isaac's wrath as hurricane tops levee, leaves 600,000 in dark | http://t.co/9gKFrtER

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ TIME :\r\nPHOTOS: Scenes of Isaac's wrath as hurricane tops levee, leaves 600,000 in dark | http://t.co/9gKF...Read More"},{"id":"301","created":"08/30/2012 12:57 AM EDT","title":"Storm Center Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana ","tweet_link":"301_storm-center-near-baton-rouge-louisiana-","entry_text":"

\"wunderground\"

@ wunderground :

Center of #Isaac almost directly over Baton Rouge, LA #LAwx http://t.co/PO33POYp

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ wunderground :\r\nCenter of #Isaac almost directly over Baton Rouge, LA #LAwx http://t.co/PO...Read More"},{"id":"300","created":"08/30/2012 12:15 AM EDT","title":"Obama Orders Federal Aid To Supplement Recovery Efforts","tweet_link":"300_obama-orders-federal-aid-to-supplement-recovery-efforts","entry_text":"

According to a White House press release, President Obama declared major disaster areas exist in Mississippi and Louisiana, and \"ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Isaac beginning on August 26, 2012, and continuing.\"

For Mississippi:

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the counties of Amite, Attala, Carroll, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Stone, Walthall, Wayne, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.

For Louisiana:

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the parishes of Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Franklin, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, and West Baton Rouge.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

","short_text":"

According to a White House press release, President Obama declared major disaster areas exist in Mississippi and Louisiana, and \"ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Isaac beginning on Aug...Read More"},{"id":"299","created":"08/30/2012 12:01 AM EDT","title":"Obama Signs MIssissippi Disaster Declaration","tweet_link":"299_obama-signs-mississippi-disaster-declaration","entry_text":"

\"wunderground\"

@ wunderground :

Mississippi has also been declared a disaster area as well.

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ wunderground :\r\nMississippi has also been declared a disaster area as well.\r\n"},{"id":"298","created":"08/29/2012 11:57 PM EDT","title":"Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Louisiana","tweet_link":"298_obama-signs-disaster-declaration-for-louisiana","entry_text":"

\"CBSNews\"

@ CBSNews :

JUST IN to @CBSNews: President Obama Signs Louisiana Disaster Declaration http://t.co/ir9VstBX

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ CBSNews :\r\nJUST IN to @CBSNews: President Obama Signs Louisiana Disaster Declaration Read More"},{"id":"297","created":"08/29/2012 11:52 PM EDT","title":"Heavy Rain Moving Inland","tweet_link":"297_heavy-rain-moving-inland","entry_text":"

According to a National Hurricane Center advisory issued at 10 p.m. CDT, the threat of heavy rain will move inland over the next few days, with water levels staying high along the northern Gulf Coast.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Cameron Louisiana to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

THE CENTER OF ISAAC WILL MOVE FARTHER INLAND OVER LOUISIANA TONIGHT AND TOMORROW...AND MOVE OVER SOUTHERN ARKANSAS THURSDAY NIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE PRIMARILY OCCURRING OVER WATER OR NEAR THE COAST. STEADY WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS ISAAC MOVES INLAND. ISAAC IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ON THURSDAY.

Read the advisory here.

","short_text":"

According to a National Hurricane Center advisory issued at 10 p.m. CDT, the threat of heavy rain will move inland over the next few days, with water level...Read More"},{"id":"296","created":"08/29/2012 11:38 PM EDT","title":"75% Of New Orleans May Be Powerless","tweet_link":"296_75-of-new-orleans-may-be-powerless","entry_text":"

\"wunderground\"

@ wunderground :

Some reports are that 75% of New Orleans is without power at this hour.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ wunderground :\r\nSome reports are that 75% of New Orleans is without power at this hour.\r\n"},{"id":"295","created":"08/29/2012 11:37 PM EDT","title":"New Orleans Curfew In Effect","tweet_link":"295_new-orleans-curfew-in-effect","entry_text":"

\"andersoncooper\"

@ andersoncooper :

Curfew now in effect in #NewOrleans. Heavy police presence on the streets

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ andersoncooper :\r\nCurfew now in effect in #NewOrleans. Heavy police presence on the streets\r\n"},{"id":"294","created":"08/29/2012 9:16 PM EDT","title":"A Beautiful Moment Shines Through","tweet_link":"294_a-beautiful-moment-shines-through","entry_text":"

Incredible pic RT“@kimseverson: #isaac animal lover update: Troopers in Madisonville, LA rescue fawn from floodwater yfrog.com/od2pcetj

— Ben Thompson (@Bentnews) August 30, 2012

","short_text":"

Incredible pic RT“@kimseverson: #isaac animal lover update: Troopers in Madisonville, LA ...Read More"},{"id":"293","created":"08/29/2012 9:12 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: News Team Edits Remotely","tweet_link":"293_photo-news-team-edits-remotely","entry_text":"

AP's remote editing operation. @rvample @ #Isaac twitter.com/jacobjordan17/…

— Jacob Jordan (@jacobjordan17) August 30, 2012

","short_text":"

AP's remote editing operation. @rvample @ #Isaac Read More"},{"id":"292","created":"08/29/2012 9:11 PM EDT","title":"New Orleans City Hall Closed Through Monday","tweet_link":"292_new-orleans-city-hall-closed-through-monday","entry_text":"

\"MayorLandrieu\"

@ MayorLandrieu :

City Hall closed thru Monday, September 3rd. Need sufficient time to remove debris & ensure City Hall can reopen on 9/4. #nolaready #isaac

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ MayorLandrieu :\r\nCity Hall closed thru Monday, September 3rd. Need sufficient time to remove debris & ensure City H...Read More"},{"id":"291","created":"08/29/2012 9:10 PM EDT","title":"Beached Sailboat in Pass Christian, MS","tweet_link":"291_beached-sailboat-in-pass-christian-ms","entry_text":"

Sailboat beached by #Isaac at Shaggy's pier in Pass Christian MS #mswx #mobwx twitter.com/Bob_Grip/statu…

— Bob Grip (@Bob_Grip) August 30, 2012

","short_text":"

Sailboat beached by #Isaac at Shaggy's pier in Pass Christian MS #mswx Read More"},{"id":"290","created":"08/29/2012 8:52 PM EDT","title":"Days To Fix NOLA Power Outages","tweet_link":"290_days-to-fix-nola-power-outages","entry_text":"

\"chadmyerscnn\"

@ chadmyerscnn :

Outages from #Isaac around NOLA will take days to fix. Entergy says \"we don't yet know when all of the power will be back on\"

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ chadmyerscnn :\r\nOutages from #Isaac around NOLA will take days to fix. Entergy says \"we don't yet know when all of the p...Read More"},{"id":"289","created":"08/29/2012 8:34 PM EDT","title":"Little Time Until NOLA Curfew","tweet_link":"289_little-time-until-nola-curfew","entry_text":"

\"The_Gambit\"

@ The_Gambit :

And that's it from #nopd chief Serpas. You have 53 minutes until curfew - not just juveniles, but all residents of #nola #isaac

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ The_Gambit :\r\nAnd that's it from #nopd chief Serpas. You have 53 minutes until curfew - not just juveniles, but all residents...Read More"},{"id":"288","created":"08/29/2012 8:24 PM EDT","title":"'Life-Threatening Hazards' Still Occurring","tweet_link":"288_lifethreatening-hazards-still-occurring","entry_text":"

According to a National Hurricane Center advisory issued at 7 p.m. CDT, Isaac is still dumping heavy rains and creating a significant storm surge.

A tropical storm warning was discontinued for east of the Mississippi-Alabama border, with a warning remaining in effect for Cameron Louisiana to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

THE CENTER OF ISAAC WILL MOVE FARTHER INLAND OVER LOUISIANA TONIGHT AND TOMORROW...AND MOVE OVER SOUTHERN ARKANSAS BY EARLY FRIDAY.

EVEN THOUGH ISAAC IS NO LONGER A HURRICANE...LIFE-THREATENING HAZARDS FROM STORM SURGE AND INLAND FLOODING ARE STILL OCCURRING.

Read the full advisory here.

","short_text":"

According to a National Hurricane Center advisory issued at 7 p.m. CDT, Isaac is still dumping heavy rains and creating a significant storm surge.

A ...Read More"},{"id":"287","created":"08/29/2012 7:52 PM EDT","title":"WATCH: Super Rapid Images Of Isaac At Landfall","tweet_link":"287_watch-super-rapid-images-of-isaac-at-landfall","entry_text":"

According to NOAAVisualizations, \"NOAA's GOES-14 satellite took images of the storm at 1 minute intervals, showing the development of Isaac from a tropical storm to a hurricane in great temporal detail. The imagery is from the visible channel and runs from August 28 at 1008Z through August 29 at 0055Z.\"

WATCH:

","short_text":"

According to NOAAVisualizations, \"NOAA's GOES-14 satellite took images of the storm at 1 minute intervals, showing the development of Isaac from a tropical storm to a hurrica...Read More"},{"id":"286","created":"08/29/2012 7:30 PM EDT","title":"Sea Of Power Outages Over New Orleans","tweet_link":"286_sea-of-power-outages-over-new-orleans","entry_text":"

\"The_Gambit\"

@ The_Gambit :

Latest @EntergyNOLA outage map shows sea of red all over #nola except for Fr Qtr and CBD http://t.co/wx1w62z0

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ The_Gambit :\r\nLatest @EntergyNOLA outage map shows sea of red all over #nola exc...Read More"},{"id":"285","created":"08/29/2012 7:16 PM EDT","title":"Tornado Damage Reported In Gulfport, Miss.","tweet_link":"285_tornado-damage-reported-in-gulfport-miss","entry_text":"

\"Tom_Winter\"

@ Tom_Winter :

@NBCNews in Gulfport, Miss. tornado damage from #Isaac, 20 minutes old. http://t.co/8ZhHHwA5

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ Tom_Winter :\r\n@NBCNews in Gulfport, Miss. tornado damage from #Isaac, 20 minutes old...Read More"},{"id":"284","created":"08/29/2012 6:49 PM EDT","title":"Levee Will Be Breached Deliberately, AP Confirms","tweet_link":"284_levee-will-be-breached-deliberately-ap-confirms","entry_text":"

\"AP\"

@ AP :

BREAKING: State officials say levee in Louisiana's flooded Plaquemines Parish will be breached: http://t.co/ps32LVG4

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ AP :\r\nBREAKING: State officials say levee in Louisiana's flooded Plaquemines Parish will be breached: http://t...Read More"},{"id":"283","created":"08/29/2012 6:30 PM EDT","title":"Tornado Possibly Touches Down In Gulfport, MS","tweet_link":"283_tornado-possibly-touches-down-in-gulfport-ms","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

BREAKING: MEMA reported tornado touchdown around 5:18-5:20pm on 17th Street in Gulfport, MS #Isaac

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nBREAKING: MEMA reported tornado touchdown around 5:18-5:20pm on 17th Street in Gulfport, MS #Isaac\r\nRead More"},{"id":"282","created":"08/29/2012 6:26 PM EDT","title":"NOLA Airport Cancels Thursday Flights","tweet_link":"282_nola-airport-cancels-thursday-flights","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

New Orleans airport: all flights canceled Thursday #Isaac #NOLA

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nNew Orleans airport: all flights canceled Thursday #Isaac #NOLA\r\n"},{"id":"281","created":"08/29/2012 6:19 PM EDT","title":"Gulfport Pummeled With Rain","tweet_link":"281_gulfport-pummeled-with-rain","entry_text":"

\"wunderground\"

@ wunderground :

Over 9 inches of rain so far near Gulfport, MS. http://t.co/9koTfkN8 #Isaac

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ wunderground :\r\nOver 9 inches of rain so far near Gulfport, MS. http://t.co/9koTfkN8 #...Read More"},{"id":"280","created":"08/29/2012 6:02 PM EDT","title":"Officials Reverse Caernarvon Pumps To Drain Water From Plaquemines","tweet_link":"280_officials-reverse-caernarvon-pumps-to-drain-water-from-plaquemines","entry_text":"

\"NOLAnews\"

@ NOLAnews :

State draining water from Plaquemines into Mississippi River at Caernarvon http://t.co/t3c7w1BC

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NOLAnews :\r\nState draining water from Plaquemines into Mississippi River at Caernarvon http://t.co...Read More"},{"id":"279","created":"08/29/2012 5:31 PM EDT","title":"Up To 800 Water Damaged Homes In Plaquemines Parish","tweet_link":"279_up-to-800-water-damaged-homes-in-plaquemines-parish","entry_text":"

\"edlavaCNN\"

@ edlavaCNN :

\"@cnnbrk: Local officials estimate up to 800 homes in Plaquemines Parish, LA have significant water damage. http://t.co/QpC9jCQU #Isaac\"

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ edlavaCNN :\r\n\"@cnnbrk: Local officials estimate up to 800 homes in Plaquemines Parish,...Read More"},{"id":"278","created":"08/29/2012 5:21 PM EDT","title":"First Death In Louisiana Reported","tweet_link":"278_first-death-in-louisiana-reported","entry_text":"

According to the Associated Press, the first death in the United States attributed to Isaac has been reported:

Sheriff Mike Couvillon says a 36-year-old man had gone to help two friends move a vehicle from under a tree to prepare for Isaac on Tuesday, and fell to his death after climbing 18 feet up the tree.

Police have identified the man as Carlos Medellin-Guillen from Erath, Louisiana.

Click here for more information.

","short_text":"

According to the Associated Press, the first death in the United States attributed to Isaac has been reported:

Sheriff ...Read More"},{"id":"277","created":"08/29/2012 5:12 PM EDT","title":"Deliberate Breach Of Levee Will Reportedly Be Forced","tweet_link":"277_deliberate-breach-of-levee-will-reportedly-be-forced","entry_text":"

\"NOLAnews\"

@ NOLAnews :

Hurricane Isaac forces 'deliberate breach' of Plaquemines Parish levee, officials say http://t.co/rGlGMs3i

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ NOLAnews :\r\nHurricane Isaac forces 'deliberate breach' of Plaquemines Parish levee, officials say ...Read More"},{"id":"276","created":"08/29/2012 5:03 PM EDT","title":"Isaac Creeping Up Towards Baton Rouge","tweet_link":"276_isaac-creeping-up-towards-baton-rouge","entry_text":"

\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

Center of #Isaac is now 35 miles south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or 60 miles west of New Orleans. #Isaac

","short_text":"\r\n
\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ twc_hurricane :\r\nCenter of #Isaac is now 35 miles south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or 60 miles west of New Orleans. #Is...Read More"},{"id":"275","created":"08/29/2012 4:54 PM EDT","title":"Isaac Is Still Very Dangerous","tweet_link":"275_isaac-is-still-very-dangerous","entry_text":"

According to public advisory #35 released by the National Hurricane Center, Isaac's decreased status does not mean it is less dangerous:

...ISAAC PRODUCING LIFE-THREATENING HAZARDS FROM STORM SURGE AND

INLAND FLOODING AS IT MOVES SLOWLY ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA...

Click here for more.

","short_text":"

According to public advisory #35 released by the National Hurricane Center, Isaac's decreased status does not mean it is less dangerous:

Read More"},{"id":"274","created":"08/29/2012 4:45 PM EDT","title":"Rescues In Mississippi","tweet_link":"274_rescues-in-mississippi","entry_text":"

\"cnnbrk\"

@ cnnbrk :

34 people rescued by boat in Hancock County, Miss. and 15 picked up by National Guard troops in trucks. http://t.co/yh1MUPdu #Isaac

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ cnnbrk :\r\n34 people rescued by boat in Hancock County, Miss. and 15 picked up by National Guard troops in trucks. Read More"},{"id":"273","created":"08/29/2012 4:36 PM EDT","title":"MSNBC Host Loses Home","tweet_link":"273_msnbc-host-loses-home","entry_text":"

Feeling sad. #Isaac took the home @jameshperry and I just bought.All safe. House was vacant except for my dreams. twitter.com/MHarrisPerry/s…

— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) August 29, 2012

","short_text":"

Feeling sad. #Isaac took the home @jameshperry and I just bought.All safe. House was vacant...Read More"},{"id":"272","created":"08/29/2012 4:27 PM EDT","title":"No Fatalities Reported Yet","tweet_link":"272_no-fatalities-reported-yet","entry_text":"

\"wunderground\"

@ wunderground :

The good news is that there have been no reports of fatalities from #Isaac at this point.

","short_text":"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n@ wunderground :\r\nThe good news is that there have been no reports of fatalities from #Isaac at this point.\r\nRead More"},{"id":"271","created":"08/29/2012 4:19 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Amazing Satellite Image Of Isaac At Night","tweet_link":"271_photo-amazing-satellite-image-of-isaac-at-night","entry_text":"

Check out this amazing image of Tropical Storm Isaac on the Huffington Post, taken before it became a hurricane.

","short_text":"

Check out this amazing image of Tropical Storm Isaac on the Huffington Post, taken before it became a hurricane...Read More"},{"id":"270","created":"08/29/2012 4:13 PM EDT","title":"Isaac May Become Problem For Great Lakes","tweet_link":"270_isaac-may-become-problem-for-great-lakes","entry_text":"

RT @bobryanabc7: Isaac latest track becomes big rainstorm for Great Lakes this weekend #isaac @abc7news twitpic.com/ap0dtj

— Rob Snowhite(@RobSnowhite) August 29, 2012

","short_text":"

RT @bobryanabc7: Isaac latest track becomes big rainstorm for Great Lakes this weekend #isaacRead More"},{"id":"269","created":"08/29/2012 4:11 PM EDT","title":"3PM NOLA Report Published","tweet_link":"269_3pm-nola-report-published","entry_text":"

\"nolaready\"

@ nolaready :

3PM REPORT OUT: with significant new report of damaged #NOLA buildings. See full list of roads & buildings w/issues at http://t.co/v8HQ87QC

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\"twc_hurricane\"

@ twc_hurricane :

Flash flood warning for George, Greene, Perry, and Stone counties in MS and Mobile County, AL until 8:45pm CDT. #Isaac

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\"wunderground\"

@ wunderground :

Over 610,000 people without power in LA due to #Isaac.

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\"The_Gambit\"

@ The_Gambit :

Apparent house collapse on Orleans at Gayodo http://t.co/M4Bnuq8n

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\"sct_r\"

@ sct_r :

MT @WX_Whitney: Just because #Isaac is downgraded to TS dsn't mean it will b less damaging. Major flooding will still occur #hmrd

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UGHHH!!! #Biloxi #Isaac #HurricaneIsaac #MS twitter.com/lazy_n_FL/stat…

— Deana Tyson (@lazy_n_FL) August 29, 2012

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UGHHH!!! #Biloxi #Isaac <...Read More"}]

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