Tropical Storm Isaac

Isaac downgraded but still causing havoc

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Newly downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac plodded its way across Louisiana on Wednesday, inundating parts of a mostly rural area southeast of New Orleans, while in the city, on the seventh anniversary […]


Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that has been gripping the […]


Obama declares emergency in Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as that state prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac. The White House said Obama informed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal of the emergency […]


78 percent of Gulf oil production shut by storm

(AP) – The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reports about […]


Gov. Jindal cancels GOP convention over Isaac

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won’t attend the Republican National Convention because his home state is in the cross hairs of Tropical Storm Isaac. Jindal had been scheduled to […]


Florida airports reopen; airlines eye New Orleans

NEW YORK (AP) – Airports in South Florida are returning to normal operations today. But airlines are warning of cancellations in and around New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac moves closer. Airlines canceled more than […]


GOP Convention to officially begin, but no business until tomorrow

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Republican National Convention will be called to order this afternoon in Tampa, Fla., but the gavel will fall in a mostly empty hall. The convention won’t hit full speed until […]


Haiti death toll jumps to 19 after tropical storm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A government official says that Haiti’s death toll from Tropical Storm Isaac has jumped to 19. Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste of the country’s Civil Protection Office gave few details on how each […]


Isaac hits Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaac started pelting the Florida Keys with rain and strong winds on Sunday, and it could strengthen into a dangerous hurricane by the time it starts hitting the northern Gulf Coast in the coming days. […]


Isaac heads for Hispaniola

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac probably won’t be tagged a hurricane until Monday, when it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. The storm, which is centered 175 miles southwest of […]


Isaac lashes northern Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are braced for torrential rains today. Tropical Storm Isaac is churning up waves as high as 10 feet. And it’s threatening to […]


Tropical Storm Isaac nears eastern Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) – Leaders across much of the Caribbean closed schools and government offices Wednesday as Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the region, and the U.S. military postponed hearings for Sept. 11 prisoners ahead […]