Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Will History Repeat? 

Add Left: Katrina 8/29/2005. Right: Isaac: 8/29/2012 

"Bad Moon On The Rise"
- Credence Clearwater Revival. The lyrics are too appropriate for this storm.

Photo credit: Forecaster Joey at the Mississippi coast

11 AM EDT 8/29 (Forecaster Randall J.) Hurricane Isaac holds on to 75 mph winds, with a central pressure up to 972 mb. Isaac continues to skirt the marshy coastline of LA at 6 mph. Isaac's slow movement will continue to pound the Gulf coast piling up water in SE Louisiana, MS, AL, and over to the Panhandle. Heavy rainfalls over LA and MS will add on to the flooding concerns. 

The State of Louisiana Emergency Management has issued a list of roads they are tryi
ng to maintain and keep open, specifically for emergency use only. It is strongly recommended that if you are a resident, that you stay in your homes and not attempt to travel through Isaac. Click the link below for a list of roads still open.

5:30 AM EDT 8/29 (Tropical Advisor Ed & Mr. Foot) US Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft reports Hurricane Isaac made a second landfall west of Port Fourchon, Louisiana at 3:15 am EDT this morning. Isaac had been generally stationary for the past few hours, holding near Grand Isle Louisiana. As of this writing, the storm has begun moving once again to the West-Northwest at 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds were still 80 mph at 4:00 AM EDT and the storm is about 60 miles south-southwest of New Orleans. 

Tuesday afternoon water rise in a inland marsh area near Biloxi, MS
TIDE & STORM SURGE REPORTS. These were the latest figures as of 10 PM Tuesday night. Tide Station at the Mouth of the Mississippi was last reported at 4.54 feet as of 5:30 AM 8/29.


3.4' Mobile, AL
3.0' Pensacola, FL
4.4' Pascagoula, MS

6.2' Waveland, MS

6.2' Pilottown, LA

10:20 PM EDT 8/28/12 (Advisor Shundra Stewart) Earlier this evening, Isaac made landfall in Southeastern Louisiana as Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 80 mph. As of this writing, the storm is still a hurricane and is located 30 miles West-Southwest at the Mouth of Mississippi River and 75 miles South-Southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. Sustained winds are still at 80 mph, but the central pressure is down to 968 mb. 

Isaac has slowed down a little, moving to the Northwest at 8 mph. The storm will continue this track for the next day or so and is expected to retain tropical characteristics while complete over land the next 24-48 hours. Dangerous storm surge and flooding will continue well into tomorrow night.

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