Tropical Storm Isaac is slowly moving through Mississippi and Louisiana bringing heavy rain and high winds through the states. Residents throughout Mississippi are warned to watch for flooding when the storm reaches their communities.
Due to continuing dangerous conditions caused by Tropical Storm Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that Louisiana state government offices will remain closed Thursday, August 30.
Nearly three-quarters of a million homes in the Gulf Coast region slammed by Hurricane Isaac lack power, utility companies say.
The numbers are up to 725,696 customers in Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The slow pace of Hurricane Isaac has resulted in an extended closure of some LSU clinics and services. However, LSU Health’s statewide network of hospitals remains open and ready to treat emergencies during and after the storm.