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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

Joey Durel, KPEL
Joey Durel, KPEL
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Lafayette Parish Declares State Of Emergency

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel has declared a state of emergency, and all non-essential government workers will be off Wednesday.

“These declarations by communities and states are simply legal requirements to position themselves for reimbursement by FEMA, primarily,” Durel said through his Facebook page.

Officials are also asking

Trooper Stephen Hammons 061212 photo by KPEL
Trooper Stephen Hammons 061212 photo by KPEL
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Louisiana State Police Say They Are Ready For Isaac

It is now Hurricane Isaac, and several areas in the Southeastern portion of Louisiana have made it mandatory for their citizens in low lying areas to evacuate as the storm makes its way to our state. Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Stephen Hammons joined

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Ildar Sagdejev
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Lafayette and Acadiana Area Garbage Pickup For Wednesday

The arrival of Isaac has disrupted the daily routine of Acadiana residents. Now that disruption includes trash service. Allied Waste has announced these changes:

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu Makes Isaac Announcement

According to Gambit,  Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his staff made announcements concerning Tropical Storm Isaac this past weekend.

I noticed something different from what I saw during Hurricane Katrina 7 years ago:  it seems to me that Mayor Landrieu, without saying it, might have been stressing personal responsibility.

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(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Sand Bag Availability for Acadiana [Updated]

Sandbags will be available at the following locations:

1. Acadia Parish
Church Point

Sandbags will be available for pickup at the city barn at 125 S. Guidry Street on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Reside

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Hurricane Safety: Generators

Public Service Message from the Louisiana State Fire Marshall concerning Generator Safety:

Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning warns against placing gas- or diesel-driven generators inside enclosed areas.  

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UL Will Close At 2PM Tuesday

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette  will close at 2PM Tuesday. there will be no classes Wednesday.

 

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Journey Concert Postponed New Date Is October 16th

The Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy concert, scheduled for August 28th, 2012 at Lafayette's Cajundome, has been postponed, due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Forecast Track, National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Isaac Forecast Track, National Hurricane Center
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Hurricane Warnings Issued; State Of Emergency Declared

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Hurricane watches in effect from Morgan City to the Florida gulf coast have been upgraded to hurricane warnings as forecasters shifted Tropical Storm Isaac’s predicted path even further to the west.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Forecast Track, KATC
Tropical Storm Isaac Forecast Track, KATC
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Isaac Closes, Hurricane Watches Issued For Louisiana Coast

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Hurricane watches have been posted from Morgan City to the Florida gulf coast as forecasters shift Tropical Storm Isaac’s predicted path further to the west.

As of 11 a

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NOAA Revises 2012 Hurricane Forecast

We had the first tropical storm of 2012 before the "Tropical Season" officially began. There was virtually no winter in the Gulf Coast region. Water temperatures were 10 degrees above normal at the end of February.

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