Obama's Tropical Storm Isaac Statement To Address Looming Hurricane

08/28/2012 08:48 am ET | Updated Oct 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a statement On Tuesday morning on Tropical Storm Isaac, which is approaching hurricane strength as is heads toward the northern U.S. Gulf Coast, the White House said.

Obama will speak at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT), the administration said in statement.

The storm has almost developed into a hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said earlier on Tuesday. Significant storm surge and flood threat from rainfall are expected.

Isaac is expected to make landfall in the New Orleans area seven years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Isaac

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."

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08/31/2012 5:46 PM EDT

Threat Of Flash Flooding

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


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:

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

08/30/2012 6:01 PM EDT

St. John Parish Evacuees Database Available

@ NOLAnews :

Isaac evacuees database available for St. John Parish families

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:

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