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Police are investigating following an armed robbery at a Mount Healthy United Dairy Farmers. Officers were called to the 7900 block of Hamilton Avenue around 10:40 Tuesday. Authorities say that a gunmanFull Story >
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(RNN) -As Hurricane Isaac moves inland dumping inches of rain, the possibility for flooding increases, as well as the concern of tornadoes.
According to the Associated Press, late Wednesday President Barack Obama declared federal emergencies in the areas of Mississippi and Louisiana that were hit hard by Isaac.
Isaac was downgraded to a tropical storm earlier Wednesday, but remains a threat to life and property along the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Rainfall amounts may range from 7 to 14 inches, with the possibility of 25 inches, over much of Louisiana and southern and central Mississippi.
Hazards from storm surge and inland flooding are still taking place, as the storm's maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, a slight weakening from earlier in the day.
Gulfport, MS, which has received more than 12 inches of rain, experienced flooding from the storm surge especially along low-lying costal areas, along with a possible tornado, according to WLOX.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday that 58 people were rescued by boat in Hancock County.
Louisiana state officials said they will intentionally breach a levee at some point to alleviate flooding in Plaquemines Parish, according to the Associated Press.
There is no estimate when the breach will occur, but it most likely not happen Wednesday due to hazardous weather conditions.
The slow-moving storm caused water to start pouring over the top of the parish levee before daybreak. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said there was an unconfirmed report of a fatality in a fire in Gretna, LA.
There have been around 150 calls for rescue Wednesday from rising flood waters in Plaquemines Parish, according to CNN. A total of 75 people have been rescued in Braithwaite, while at least 25 more wait on rooftops and in attics.
The parish is part of the New Orleans statistical area and shares a border with Orleans Parish. The overtopped levee stretches for about 18 miles, from Braithwaite to White Ditch.
New Orleans avoided a direct hit, and the city's flood protection system has been holding up, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the city.
CNN reported more than 8,000 National Guard personnel were at the ready for relief operations, and at least 4,100 people were in shelters. CNN reported more than 673,000 total had lost power across five states.
Additional mandatory evacuations have been ordered. The National Weather Service predicts dangerous storm surges and flood threats in southeastern Louisiana to last through Wednesday night.
The overtopped levee was left out of the federal rebuilding of the levee system, although the parish was in the process of fortifying it before Isaac hit.
A statement from emergency management officials said this will result in significant flooding in that area.
In its 2 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center tracked Isaac creeping northwest at 6 mph, and located 50 miles west-southwest of New Orleans, and 55 miles south-southeast of Baton Rouge, LA. It is expected to continue moving in the same direction through the night.
The hurricane had been hesitant to move ashore but made its second landfall at 2:15 a.m. CT in the southeastern port of Port Fourchon, LA on Wednesday.
The NHC is predicting rainfall totals between 7 to 14 inches for much of Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and the extreme western Florida panhandle. However, totals could reach a maximum of 20 inches in harder hit areas.
The NHC forecasted hurricane wind conditions are expected to spread across southeastern Louisiana into Wednesday morning. The high winds may also cause isolated tornadoes along the central Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River Valley into Wednesday.
Many of those outages may not be fixed until the storm has completely passed, which may take awhile given Isaac's slow movement.
Isaac's plodding path is a major flooding concern for communities across the Gulf region.
The NHC predicted water levels could reach 6 to 12 feet above ground in Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana; 3 to 6 feet in Alabama south-central Louisiana; 2 to 4 feet in the Florida panhandle and Apalachee Bay; and up to 3 feet on in the remainder of the Florida west coast.
Storm surges of 11 feet have been recorded in southeastern Louisiana.
In New Orleans, all levees, pumping stations and flood gates are holding as expected. No major flooding has occurred in the areas within the levee systems. The flood-prevention system received an $11 billion upgrade after Hurricane Katrina tore through it in 2005.
CNN reported a barge broke loose in the city due to winds reaching over 60 mph. The barge continued to hit three unoccupied passenger ships in the area. A 47-foot boat sunk in the accident.
The hurricane warning and watch have been discontinued.
A tropical storm warning remains from Cameron, LA to the Mississippi-Alabama border.
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Thursday, September 12 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-09-13 03:26:03 GMT
(RNN) - After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up. Tropical depression 10, poised to become Ingrid if it develops into a full-fledged tropical storm, developed in the Gulf ofFull Story >
After a slow start, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is ramping up.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 30 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-07-30 18:25:47 GMT
The National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking a tropical depression that has formed in the East Pacific. Forecasters say the system should strengthen to a Tropical Storm by early Thursday morning.Full Story >
The worst of what is now Tropical Depression Flossie has now passed through most of the state, bringing thunderstorms dangerously high surf but sparing most islands from serious storm related damage.
Friday, June 7 2013 5:09 AM EDT2013-06-07 09:09:19 GMT
The Grand Strand is under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea approaches from the southwest. Full Story >
The Grand Strand remains under a Tropical Storm Warning as Andrea moves northeastward along the eastern seaboard. With the 5 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Andrea is about 50 miles southwest of Charleston.Full Story >
Thursday, June 6 2013 7:51 AM EDT2013-06-06 11:51:47 GMT
(RNN) – Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf. Tropical Storm Andrea has sustained winds of 40 mph and is sitting 320 miles SSW of Apalachicola,Full Story >
Less than a week into the official hurricane season, the first storm of the year has formed in the Gulf.Full Story >
Monday, April 15 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-04-16 01:06:27 GMT
A new audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says the state could be on the hook for hundreds of millions in disaster relief payback. The money was supposed to help property ownersFull Story >
A new audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says the state could be on the hook for hundreds of millions in disaster relief payback. The money was supposed to help property owners recover from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.Full Story >
Monday, April 8 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-04-08 23:09:50 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st, but emergency management and disaster relief organizations are already hard at work getting ready for the season, saying the riskFull Story >
Hurricane Season officially starts June 1st, but emergency management and disaster relief organizations are already hard at work getting ready for the season, saying the risk of a big storm is always there.Full Story >
(RNN) - As Hurricane Sandy continues its roll towards the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, people in some of the nation's most populated cities have either evacuated hunkered down to ride out what has becomeFull Story >
Sandy, no longer a hurricane, has made landfall along the southern coast of New Jersey. Full Story >
Sunday, October 28 2012 7:34 PM EDT2012-10-28 23:34:19 GMT
You may have the luxury of seeing a hurricane coming, but that doesn't mean you can wait until it arrives to prepare. Days before a hurricane arrives you should plan for the major weather event to keepFull Story >
Days before a hurricane arrives you should plan for the major weather event to keep you and your family safe.Full Story >
Thursday, August 30 2012 1:35 AM EDT2012-08-30 05:35:36 GMT
(RNN) - After crashing into southern Louisiana Tuesday evening, Hurricane Isaac erratically continues its course across several southern states, bringing torrential rain and power outages to areas in its path. AlthoughFull Story >
Hurricane Isaac continues to dump double-digits of rain over some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Full Story >
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