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Voluntary evacuation for parts of St. Amant, Acy, Sorrento issued

The Ascension Parish Unified Command has issued a voluntary evacuation order for parts of St. Amant, Acy and Sorrento because of anticipated rising waters from the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac.

LSU students find creative way to deal with cabin fever

Slow-moving Hurricane Isaac caused some serious cases of cabin fever across south Louisiana. Thankfully, the damage to Baton Rouge was minimal, but the results of the boredom seemed to be productive. Or maybe we should say, creative.

Curfews to be enforced in some parishes

The following Parishes have enacted curfews or other special instructions due to Hurricane Isaac. We will continue to update this list as information becomes available. Please check back frequently before and after the storm.

Mobile Market to hit Baton Rouge 'food deserts' by early 2013

It may surprise many people in Baton Rouge to know that they're living in food deserts. Those are areas where stores with fresh, available produce is more than a mile away, meaning people are more likely to make unhealthy food choices.

Priority routes set for evacuation in Tangipahoa Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has developed a list of priority routes which they will strive to quickly and safely reopen to facilitate evacuation efforts in Tangipahoa Parish.

Jindal: Evacuate now if you're near Tangipahoa River

Governor Jindal held a press conference this afternoon to update residents in Tangipahoa Parish on the flooding threat. He warns all to take the evacuation warning seriously.

Boil advisories issued across Louisiana due to damage caused by Isaac

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is issuing boil advisories for the following systems in response to Hurricane Isaac:

Hurricane Isaac - Current conditions

11:00 a.m. UPDATE: Hurricane Isaac continues to push across south Louisiana with the eye of the storm currently sitting around the Thibodaux/Houma area. The slow-moving storm is pushing at roughly 6 mph.

Volunteers open shelters in Livingston Parish

People throughout Louisiana are evacuating to shelters to wait out the uncertainty of Isaac. We spoke with some people in Livingston to see how they were holding up at a shelter being held in Doyle High Schools gymnasium.

Curfews to be enforced in some parishes

The following Parishes have enacted curfews or other special instructions due to Hurricane Isaac. We will continue to update this list as information becomes available. Please check back frequently before and after the storm.