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. Winds increase as you go towards New Orleans (50+ mph) and south from New Orleans into the Buras area, including Houma, with gusts there up to 65 mph.
Areas in Acadiana that have issued curfews:
Abbeville: Curfew beginning at 8pm on tonight.
Delcambre: Curfew beginning at 10pm on tonight.
Erath: Curfew from 10pm tonight to 6am Thursday
Lafayette: Not under a curfew, though residents are asked not to travel except if necessary.
Some streets closed in the Baton Rouge area already, due to trees and powerlines being down; LaPlace has shut down their water supply due to infiltration of flood waters; the Berwick Civic Center is to open at 8am as a shelter.