The LSU Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is carefully monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac. In addition, LSU's Carl Maddox Field House has been designated a Medical Special Needs Shelter by the state.
Additional volunteers are needed to provide comfort for those in need across south Louisiana. The American Red Cross continues to ramp up volunteers and supplies for shelter and feeding operations as Isaac moves toward Louisiana.
Heavy rain and strong wind from Tropical Storm Isaac pounded parts of south Florida on Sunday, but the threat to the state lessened as forecasters said the storm would move west of its originally predicted path.
St. James Parish has been participating in conference calls and meetings with Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (GOHSEP) and the National Weather Service, as well as with local parish and town officials.
We will continue to update this page with any school closures as they are announced. As of Monday 9 parishes have announced school closures. This list includes those closures submitted by officials to NBC33 News.
A hurricane warning has been issued from Morgan City, La through the panhandle of Florida. New Orleans Metro and the Lakes are included. Landfall is expected Wednesday morning around Gulfport, MS as a category 2 hurricane.