POSTED: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 9:34am
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — In Orleans Parish, 97% of New Orleans residents have power once again, according to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. And the Mayor says that number should be 100% very soon. In an interview with CNN earlier today, Landrieu complimented the federal government's response to Isaac. He went on to say that cooperation between state, local, and federal agencies has been terrific.
In East Baton Rouge Parish, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is helping with food distribution in Ascension, Assumption, Livingston, and Tangipahoa Parishes right now. The National Guard has been distributing the supplies to people in need. The food bank is handing out food, water, and disaster kits. Now, they're asking for your help to make sure it continues to happen as long as residents need it. For information on how you can be a part of their outreach, go to NBC33TV.COM.
In Plaquemines Parish, some unexpected victims of hurricane Isaac are cows. Many areas in Plaquemines Parish are flooded and only accessible by airboat. That's how locals discovered hundreds of dead cows and more stranded on the porches of flooded homes. Airboats are being used to corral the remaining cows to safety. National Guardsmen are flying bales in bales of hay to feed the cows. The USDA is expected to assess the cattle situation later this week.