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Mandatory evacuation of Assumption Parish issued, curfew, alcohol sale ban

A mandatory evacuation of all of Assumption Parish has been issued. Assumption Parish is expecting sustained winds of 50 - 70 mph with gusts at 85 mph. Tropical storm force winds are expected by 6:00 a.m.

Whole Foods to remain open with special hours

Due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the stores will have the following special operational hours: BATON ROUGE

BTR to cancel flights into BR on Tuesday

The airlines serving the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) plan to operate all departure flights from Baton Rouge on Tuesday; however, flights into BTR that are scheduled to arrive Tuesday evening and overnight at the airport will likely be cance

School closures due to Isaac

We will continue to update this page with any school closures as they are announced. As of Monday 9 parishes have announced school closures. Bolded items are those schools that have extended closures past Wendesday.

Sandbag locations throughout south Louisiana

Below is a list of sandbag locations. We will continue to update as information becomes available. Please check back with this page frequently. EBR Parish:

Jindal: Every storm is different, prepare today

Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting and press conference at 11:30 a.m. in Baton Rouge to provide an update on the state’s preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac.

Tropical Storm Warning issued for EBR Parish

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac, the National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for East Baton Rouge Parish effective Sunday, Aug. 26, at 4:25 p.m.

Price gouging law in effect following State of Emergency declaration

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds citizens and businesses that Louisiana price gouging laws are in effect following the state of emergency declaration from Governor Bobby Jindal as a result of conditions created by Tropical Storm Isaac.

Governor Jindal holds press conference to update on TS Isaac

Today, following a meeting of the Unified Command Group, Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference to provide an update on the state’s preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac at the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Warning now in effect for Morgan City, La to Destin, Fl.

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.