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Raw Videos Show the Power of Hurricane Isaac [VIDEOS]

Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power.

Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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School And Other Closures for Lafayette and Acadiana Area [Updated]

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The following schools will be closing due to anticipated severe weather:

Schools:

Armed Robbery Scene by KPEL
Armed Robbery Scene by KPEL
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Curfews Issued For Acadiana In Response To Isaac – Info For Your Town Here

 

Due to the impending hazardous weather and related road conditions, various parishes have established curfews to protect the citizens of their towns. If you live in the following towns, please follow the curfew to help ensure the safety of yourself as well as those who need to be on the road, from emergency personnel to recovery effort personnel.

Abbeville: Curfew beginning at 8pm on Wed

Category: Hurricane Season
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(from weather.gov)
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Isaac, Nearing Acadiana, is Downgraded to Tropical Storm Status

 

Isaac has just been downgraded to a Tropical Storm.  The storm has sustained winds of 70 miles an hour. It’s location is 29.8 N and 90.9 W, putting the storm 55 miles from the Baton Rouge.  The storm is moving northwest at 6 miles per

Category: Hurricane Season
Superdome
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Superdome Manager, ‘You Cannot Lock The Door And Walk Away’

Last night, Superdome manager Doug Thornton was at the facility, awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. Seven years ago, he was in the same location, awaiting the destructive force of Hurricane Katrina.

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Police Sirens (privateofficernews.wordpress.com)
Police Sirens (privateofficernews.wordpress.com)
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Lafayette and Acadiana Emergency Contact List For Hurricane Isaac

As Isaac makes it’s way through the area, plenty of things can go wrong. From downed power lines to other emergencies, hurricanes and other powerful storms can make life difficult as well as dangerous. In order to assist in recovery efforts, here’s a list of emergency contacts for the Acadiana area.

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Lafayette City - Parish President Joey Durel Official Photo
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Curfew Announced For Lafayette

From Joey Durel:

Just made the decision, along with all municipalities, to go to a 6:00pm to 6:00am curfew. This will help businesses make a decision and allow emergency personnel to keep a better e

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Government Officials Issue Warnings As Isaac Sweeps Across Louisiana

As Hurricane Isaac continues to sweep across the state of Louisiana government officials on all levels are reminding citizens to take this storm serious. We have already received reports of people stranded in Plaquemines Parish as water breached the levee system due to the storm surge.

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Katc current 10am
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Hurricane Isaac: 10am Update

Here is the current screenshot of Hurricane Isaac from the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC TV3:

The latest coordinates on Hurricane Isaac:  29.6N, 90.7W

Maximum sustained winds:  75 mph

Min pressure:  972mb

Hurricane Isaac is moving NW at 6mph

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Current KATC
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Hurricane Isaac: Current Conditions

Here's a screenshot from our friends in the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC TV3:

Winds as of 7am in Lafayette are steady at 23 mph, with gusts around 35; in St. Mary Parish, Cleco reports over 6,300 customers without power, and winds in St. Mary Parish are being reported above 30 mph. 

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generator photo courtesy of GenStar
generator photo courtesy of GenStar
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Teddy Eastin Of GenStar Offers Generator Advice

With the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac many retailers are selling generators faster than they can restock them. Teddy Eastin of GenStar joined ‘Mornings With Ken and Bernie‘ today to discuss generator safety this morning.

Eastin said,
“Many people get complacent with generators over time esp

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(Photo by Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA via Getty Images)
(Photo by Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA via Getty Images)
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The Latest on Hurricane Isaac – What’s Happening Tonight and Tomorrow Where You Are

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel says wind is his biggest concern as Hurricane Isaac approaches the Louisiana coast.

According to Durel, the National Weather Service says winds should hit sustained speeds of 39 miles per hour at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Win

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