tropical storm isaac
Isaac has weakened to a tropical depression after drenching southeast Louisiana, causing floods. a tropical depression has top sustained winds of less then 39 mph.
Tropical Storm Isaac staggered toward central Louisiana early Thursday, its weakening winds still potent enough to drive storm surge into portions between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Doctor Christopher Bloom watched the chaos of Hurricane Katrina unfold from Houston. After Katrina, Bloom was left unemployed. The once well-connected New Orleans physician decided to start over in North Texas.
Some 600,000 households and businesses are without power because of then Hurricane, now Tropical Storm Isaac. To help those in need North Texas Oncor crews are stepping up to assist folks in Louisiana.
Louisiana officials said Wednesday they may have to intentionally breach a levee in a flooded area as Hurricane Isaac made a slow, drenching slog inland before weakening to a tropical storm and a dusk-to-dawn curfew was declared in New Orleans.
Finally a hurricane, the unwieldy and wobbly Isaac bore down on New Orleans Tuesday, almost seven years to the day that Hurricane Katrina transformed this city and became a symbol of government ineptitude.
Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind fortified levees.
High temperatures — possibly even another day of triple digits — are forecast across North Texas, as Isaac churns in the Gulf of Mexico, heading for the Louisiana coast.
Gas stations are empty, and roads out of New Orleans are filling up, but not everyone was leaving as Tropical Storm Isaac approached land Monday night.
Like so many North Texans, Willie and Helen Rhodes are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Isaac. But the couple has more than a passing interest in the storm.
Janice Fajobi is trying to get back to her home in Lafayette, Louisiana. With southern Louisiana under threat, it is not the best time to be traveling that way.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is ready to face Tropical Storm Isaac. Noting that Isaac should arrive at the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Landrieu said Monday that officials feel very good about the ability to cope with Isaac