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Tracking Isaac, monitoring storm damage - August 29, 2012


  1. So far, Isaac has been less severe than Katrina, but the tropical storm has broken his sister's rainfall record.
  2. Entergy reports widespread power outages across Louisiana. Check the map here:
  3. NewsOK weather blogger Bryan Painter has been blogging throughout the day about the storm. Here's his latest post about Isaac's potential track.
  4. In addition to flooding, officials are also worried about tornadoes sweeping through certain areas.
  5. 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.
  6. NOLA Ready has been compiling a list of reported flooding and areas that have been damaged in New Orleans. On the agency's Twitter account, it is encouraging people to stay safe despite reports of the storm weakening. 
  7. Residents and reporters have been capturing Isaac on video for the past few days. Here are some clips from YouTube.
  8. Raw Video: Isaac Hits Low-lying Biloxi
  9. Hurricane Isaac Long Beach, MS
  10. Tropical Storm Isaac crossing Gulf with New Orleans in crosshairs
  11. 8/26/2012, Tropical Storm Isaac hitting Key West, FL
  12. 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.