Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 29, 2012
Isaac storm surge overtops hurricane levee in Plaquemines Parish, flooding homes
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). August 29, 2012.
"Hurricane Isaac's storm surge has overtopped an 18-mile stretch of East Bank hurricane "back" levee in Plaquemines Parish, flooding an unknown number of homes with 9 to 12 feet of water, a parish spokeswoman said…" (Read more)
With Isaac, change is in the air
By Rick Jervis, USA Today. August 28, 2012.
"NEW ORLEANS — Levees are stronger, flood walls higher and residents and cities better prepared…" (Read more)
How Isaac could affect wildlife and marine life already hurt from oil spill
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. August 28, 2012.
"As Isaac develops into a hurricane today, many are thinking not only of themselves but of their pets and of the wildlife and marine life that grace the Gulf of Mexico region…" (Read more)
Senators criticize corps for Morganza delays
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). August 28, 2012.
"As Hurricane Isaac bore down on Terrebonne Parish this afternoon, U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and David Vitter, R-La., criticized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for repeated delays on a levee projects that could protect the parish from storm surge…" (Read more)
Hurricane Isaac rips roof off Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser's house
By Andrew Vanacore, The Times-Picayune. August 28, 2012.
"Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, scrambling to secure low-lying areas from Hurricane Isaac 's storm surge and spirit stranded residents to shelter, has found the storm striking back in his own backyard. Nungesser said Tuesday evening that portions of the roof on his Pointe Celeste home lay scattered on the lawn and water has begun poring inside…" (Read more)
Hurricane Isaac expected to stir up BP's Oil/Corexit
Joshua Pelletier, Gulf Coast Fund Community Renewal and Ecological Health, for Bridge the Gulf. August 28, 2012.
"hile Hurricane Isaac will likely make landfall as only a Category One storm, it may cause extensive harm for one unprecedented reason: large quantities of crude oil and dispersants from the 2010 BP oil disaster remain in the Gulf of Mexico…" (Read more)