Liquid Robotics, a company specializing in providing data about ocean chemistry using wave-powered autonomous marine robots says that its G2 Wave Glider successfully survived a recent scientific mission despite being stuck directly in the path of Hurricane Isaac.
Just a day after his speech at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney set off to New Orleans, Louisiana to survey the damage done by Hurricane Isaac.
As of 1:00pm CDT, Tropical Storm Isaac was located approximately 25 miles southwest of Monroe, LA. The storm is moving NNW at 9 miles per hour and is expected to turn due north by late Thursday as it heads over Arkansas early on Friday and Missouri by Friday night. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that Isaac continues to drench southeast Louisiana and Mississippi with heavy rainfall. Additionally, although no longer a hurricane, Isaac continues to impose life-threatening hazards due to storm surges, inland flooding and tornadoes.
As of 8:05 EDT Isaac, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, was located inland 35 MI southeast of Alexandria, Louisiana, moving northwest at a speed of 8 mph.
Hurricane Isaac is soaking southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi with heavy rain. High storm surges – up to 12 feet – and major flooding are to be expected throughout the day and into tonight.
The National Hurricane Center's 2:05 EDT weather report indicates that Isaac is currently located inland over Southeastern Louisiana, slowly heading northwest at a speed of 6 mph with maximum sustained wind speeds at 75 mph.
Hurricane Isaac made its way over southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday, leaving areas flooded and rocked by strong winds.
As of this writing, Hurricane Isaac is 55 MI south-southeast from the mouth of the Mississippi River, moving northwestward at 10 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Flooding and rainfall is expected in the area.
As it continues on a direct path to the coastline of southeastern Louisiana, including metropolitan New Orleans, Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane before it makes landfall on Wednesday, which marks the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Tropical Storm Isaac is on the verge of reaching hurricane strength, the National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.
In its most recent weather advisory, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that heavy rains and flooding are affecting the Florida Gulf Coast and that there is a significant storm surge threat expected for the northern Gulf Coast.
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After killing eight people in Haiti and two in the Dominican Republic, Isaac is now expected to become a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 mph late Tuesday or early Wednesday as it hits somewhere between New Orleans and the edge of the Florida Panhandle.
Isaac is moving through the Gulf of Mexico and is getting "better organized," the National Hurricane Center reports.
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to make landfall on Florida close to 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday but its presence is already being felt as residents in the Keys as well as in the southern tip of the peninsula make their final preparations to brace for the storm.