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Hurricane Isaac

'The Convention Didn't Help Us At All'

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Streets in the heart of downtown are eerily quiet, key intersections blocked off. Even the best restaurants are easy to get into ...

Hurricanes And Judgement: Reflections A Year After Hurricane Irene

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

One year ago I sat here and called my congregational leaders and we reviewed the weather forecast and reluctantly decided to cancel church services the next day. By the middle of the next morning, Hurricane Irene had devastated the community where we live.

WATCH: Hurricane Isaac Videos

Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

Hurricane Isaac was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane on Tuesday, threatening to pound parts of the Gulf Coast with winds in ex...

New Orleans to Commemorate Katrina's 7-Year Anniversary With Another Hurricane?

Jason Suder | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Jason Suder

As freshmen walk out of the dorms they've freshly decorated and into their first university classes, enjoying their newly-found freedom, they are aware that their first week in school might be a different but not unique one.

MAP: Hurricane Isaac's Path Aims For Gulf Coast

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green

Hurricane Isaac is heading towards New Orleans, an area that still echoes the pains of Hurricane Katrina, seven years later. Isaac was officially chan...

Isaac Wreaking Havoc On Gulf Oil Industry

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

* Producers curtail 93 pct of US Gulf of Mexico oil output * Isaac approaches Louisiana at hurricane strength * Experts ...

Hurricane Isaac Moves Toward Louisiana

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

Isaac made landfall Tuesday night on the southeastern Louisiana coast as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 mph. Arriving on the eve of the seve...

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS: Hurricane Isaac Takes Aim At U.S.

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down Tuesday as Hurricane Isaac, formerly known as Tropical Storm Isaac, barreled toward New Orleans. The U.S. Na...

Hurricane Isaac Unlikely To Match Katrina's Destruction, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

* AIR, Eqecat says risks 'notable' but not huge * CoreLogic estimated $36 bln in homes endangered * Analysts say will no...

U.S. Poultry Companies Worry, Prepare For Hurricane Isaac

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

* Tyson Foods, Sanderson Farms plan for power outages * Storm headed for heart of U.S. chicken industry By P.J. Huffstut...

Climate Problem? What Climate Problem?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Isaac Churns Toward New Orleans." "Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low, Scientists Say." "Severe Drought Afflicts Nation." "July 2012 Hottest Month on Rec...

In Praise of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Harry Shearer | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Harry Shearer

As we wait to see what effect Isaac will have on the Army Corps of Engineers $10 billion-plus "hurricane risk reduction system" in New Orleans, I can't help thinking about last week's news from levees.org. When government adopts efficiency as its top priority, decisions like the Corps' get made. And people die.

Obama Makes Isaac Statement

AP | MATTHEW DALY and JULIE PACE | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

AMES, Iowa — As Hurricane Isaac neared the Gulf Coast, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Americans will help each other recover, "no matt...

Obama To Discuss Isaac At 10 AM EDT

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a statement On Tuesday morning on Tropical Storm Isaac, which is approaching hu...

Isaac Balloons Into A Hurricane, New Orleans Threatened

AP | BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds as re...

Airline Rebooking Policies For Tropical Storm Isaac

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- When hurricanes, blizzards or other severe weather disrupt flights, some airlines are more accommodating than others in letting passengers...

Drought-Stricken States Welcome Rain From Isaac

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Mississippi River valley this week, but experts sa...

Why Is God Punishing the GOP With Storms? Three Wrath-Provoking Possibilities

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's clear that the GOP has displeased the Supreme Being again mightily this year. But why? Unlike some, I claim no special answers about the nature of ultimate reality or of the Deity, much less the specifics of His preferred policy proposals. But here are three possible sources for all this windborne wrath.

A Helicopter Mom In A Hurricane

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The plan was to drop my son off at college this weekend and come home to write about my newly emptied nest. But then Isaac turned toward New Orleans, and my goal of being a laid back, non-helicoptering mother turned into something else, too.

PHOTOS: Submit Your Own Isaac Images From The Storm

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green

A Gulf Coast region already saturated by heavy rains this summer is gearing up for even more wild weather as Tropical Storm Isaac nears the Louisiana ...

Obama Declares Emergency In Louisiana

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on Monday as that state and others along the Gulf Coast prepared ...

Isaac Sparks Hurricane Katrina Flashbacks

AP | CAIN BURDEAU and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — As she loaded supplies into her car to prepare for Isaac, Linda Grandison's mind rewound to the nightmare of Katrina: Back in 2005...

Corps of Engineers Commander Has Confessed

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

In a surprise recent development, Lt Gen Carl Strock, Corps Commander, has admitted he had no evidence when he made incriminating statements about New Orleans agencies to the New York Times relating to the Katrina flooding.

Grain Elevators Shut, Barges Halted Ahead Of Isaac

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

* ADM shuts four New Orleans grain elevators ahead of storm * Cargill says two grain elevators will be shuttered * Missi...

78 Percent Of Gulf Oil Production Halted By Storm

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. ...