So, Isaac blew through the baton rouge area late Wednesday night/Thursday morning and the weather settled down, even showing blue skies for quite some time. Late Thursday night though thunderstorms brewed up, with some very bright lightning and deep rumbling thunder. The curfew for Baton Rouge was lifted, and thing seem to be going back to normal.
A friend of mine who is in the US Military reserves, oddly enough, was mobilized yesterday. Not during the storm, or the impending bad weather, but after everything seemed to have passed. However, there's all the flooding, and levee issues that are now coming up with the constant deluge of rain.
Laplace is completely flooded from the reports, with several people stranded in their homes, and there are planned levee breaches to try and aleviate some of the stress on it. Tangipahoa Parish issued an imminent failure emergency alert warning in regards to the dam, stating that there was a 50-50 chance of the dam breaking. This came with approximately 90 minutes for 50-60,000 people to evacuate. Water is also still trapped between two flood walls in Plaquemine Parish, as well as approximately half the state is without power, according to Entergy's last estimates.
At this point, it appears as though there have been four deaths related to Hurricane Isaac, with the most recent one being a tow truck driver in Picayune, Mississippi, when a tree fell on his truck.
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To lighten the mood:
As well as some wonderful photography taken last year through the Atchafalaya Basin before any major flooding or damage: