Tracking Isaac, monitoring storm damage - August 29, 2012
- So far, Isaac has been less severe than Katrina, but the tropical storm has broken his sister's rainfall record.
- Entergy reports widespread power outages across Louisiana. Check the map here:
- NewsOK weather blogger Bryan Painter has been blogging throughout the day about the storm. Here's his latest post about Isaac's potential track.
- In addition to flooding, officials are also worried about tornadoes sweeping through certain areas.
- As of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than 126,000 people were without power in Orleans Parish. Media outlets are reporting more widespread outages now.
- NOLA Ready has been compiling a list of reported flooding and areas that have been damaged in New Orleans. new.nola.gov/ready On the agency's Twitter account, it is encouraging people to stay safe despite reports of the storm weakening.
- Residents and reporters have been capturing Isaac on video for the past few days. Here are some clips from YouTube.
- According to the Associated Press, Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm; however, it continues to hit Louisiana with heavy rains and strong winds about 70 mph. Overall, forecasters said Isaac appears to be weakening, but flooding is still a concern.
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