Hurricane Issac makes landfall
Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in La. (Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds as residents hunkered down behind boarded-up windows. New Orleans calmly waited out another storm on the eve of Hurricane Katrina's seventh anniversary, hoping the city's strengthened levees will hold. Isaac, a massive storm spanning nearly 200 miles from its center, made landfall at about 6:45 p.m. near the mouth of the Mississippi River. But it was zeroing in on New Orleans, about 75 miles to the northwest, turning streets famous for all-hours celebrations into ghost boulevards.Hurricane warnings continue for southeast Louisiana, the MIssissippi and Alabama coasts up to the far western Florida panhandle. A flash flood warning exists for all of southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi. A tornado watch has also been issued for these areas.
Hurricane Warning in Southeastern Louisiana (Google Public Alerts)
A Hurricane Warning continues for the following locations: Washington, St. Tammany, Ascension, Livingston, Assumption. St. James, St. John the Baptist, Upper Lafourche, St. Charles, Upper Jefferson, Orleans, Upper Plaquemines, Upper St. Bernard, Upper Terrebonne, lower Terrebonne, lower Lafourche, lower Jefferson, lower Plaquemines, lower St. Bernard, northern Tangipahoa, Southern Tangipahoa, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson.
For Marine interests, a Hurricane Warning continues for all of Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi Coastal Waters.
A Tropical Storm Warning continues for the following locations: Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena. Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Wilkinson. Amite, Pike and Walthall.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi. Please listen closely for any Flood Warnings that might be in effect for your area.
A Tornado Watch is in effect for portions of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi. Please listen closely for any Tornado Warnings that might be in effect for your area.