People in New Orleans and across the gulf are reviewing their evacuation plans and stocking up on supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches.
The preparations actually began, however, seven years ago in the wake of Katrina.
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.