» A large storm stays together: While not nearly as strong as Hurricane Katrina, the storm is nonetheless dropping a ton of rain — up to 20 inches in some places — and due to its large size, National Hurricane Center director Rick Knabb says that the storm is “not going to fall apart real quick.” Local officials are assessing rescue efforts needed for those stuck in flooded homes.
I am urging everyone to take precautions now, monitor weather warnings, and be prepared for whatever Isaac may bring.Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley • In a statement regarding Tropical Storm Isaac, which, almost exactly seven years to the day, is following a very similar path to Hurricane Katrina, starting relatively weakly around Florida and hitting the Gulf Coast states, where it may strengthen. Bentley has evacuated low-lying and coastal areas in his state. Other regions are also considering evacuation plans, including New Orleans, which was very badly struck by Hurricane Katrina. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says that the city, if it needs it, says that it is better-prepared to handle a major hurricane this time around.
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The true issue is whether we can acknowledge the sovereignty of all mighty God over the affairs of our state and our law. That I will not back down from. I will always acknowledge the sovereignty of God and I think we must.Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore • Explaining why he will not attempt to place another monument to the Ten Commandments at the state judicial building. Moore finds himself in a position to reclaim his former job as Alabama’s Chief Justice this November, after winning more than 50 percent of the vote during a Republican primary on Tuesday. If he is able to defeat his Democratic challenger, attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Harry Lyon, in November, Moore will replace incumbent Chief Justice Chuck Malone, the man who replaced him as Chief Justice after he was found guilty of a state ethics violation in 2003. source (via • follow)