Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 7:52 pm
Debbie Elliott has spent the day driving along the Mississippi coast as people prepare for Isaac. The storm has dumped heavy rain across the area. She speaks with Audie Cornish from Gulfport, Mississippi.
Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph has imposed a mandatory curfew from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday because of Hurricane Isaac.
Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete says it applies to the city, too.
Officials say anyone found violating the curfew will be stopped and questioned, and may be arrested.
President Obama discusses steps FEMA and other federal and local agencies are taking to keep Gulf Coast residents safe and minimize the damage from approaching Hurricane Isaac.
St. Charles Parish public schools will remain closed until Tuesday, September 4, the parish announced today in a news release posted on its Facebook page.
All schools will remain closed during this time, and all athletic events, including those this weekend, are canceled.
The Town of Pearl River has enacted a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, Mayor James Lavigne's office said today.
The curfew will be in effect until further notice.