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.
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."
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...
08/31/2012 5:45 PM EDT
PHOTO: Romney Examines Relief Efforts
With Gov. Romney & Gen. Curtis to inspect relief efforts in Lafitte. twitter.com/BobbyJindal/st…— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) August 31, 2012
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 :
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.