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August 30, 2012
Scene from Isaac: “Beau Vige’ paddles his kayak down Johnson St. in Madisonville, which is taking on back water from Bayou De Zaire, to check out his neighbors who were still in their homes as Hurricane Isaac battered Madisonville Mandeville and the northshore with high winds and high tides, Wednesday August 29, 2012.” Isaac is quickly weakening this morning, but continues to drop heavy rains. (photo by Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune)

Scene from Isaac: “Beau Vige’ paddles his kayak down Johnson St. in Madisonville, which is taking on back water from Bayou De Zaire, to check out his neighbors who were still in their homes as Hurricane Isaac battered Madisonville Mandeville and the northshore with high winds and high tides, Wednesday August 29, 2012.” Isaac is quickly weakening this morning, but continues to drop heavy rains. (photo by Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune)

9:31 // 1 year ago
August 29, 2012
19:10 // 1 year ago

Hurricane Isaac floods Gulf Coast region, leaves thousands without power

  • 80mph the speed of Hurricane Isaac as it hit the shore or Louisiana early Wednesday morning
  • 440k the number of homes and businesses without power as a result of the storm’s landfall
  • 12′ the height, in feet, of the flooding, which flowed over the levees in an 18-mile stretch source

» 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.

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7:48 // 1 year ago
August 27, 2012
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.
8:30 // 1 year ago
August 25, 2012
17:52 // 1 year ago

Okay major networks, you win: Ann Romney’s RNC speech rescheduled

  • what The Republican National Convention will swap the times of some of its speakers to give potential first lady Ann Romney a Tuesday night speaking time.
  • why Stupid TV networks weren’t being cooperative, choosing to put mostly reruns during Romney’s original speaking time — 10:30 p.m. Monday evening. source

» Not making an appearance? Joe Biden: Days after the Democratic vice president scheduled a politically-unprecedented visit to Tampa to coincide with the other party’s convention, he cancelled it “due to disaster preparedness and local security concerns” regarding the potentially-damaging Hurricane Isaac, according to the Obama campaign. The convention is still on despite the oncoming hurricane, by the way.

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12:44 // 1 year ago