Isaac’s storm track shifts toward sinkhole, preparations underway — Could become “extremely dangerous” hurricane (MAP)

Published: August 26th, 2012 at 2:19 pm ET


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Title: 8:50 a.m. Morning Briefing
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Aug 26, 2012


OEP continues to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac. Preliminary preparations are being made in the event that the tract continues to move in a westerly direction.

Title: Isaac storm track puts SE Louisiana in its path
Source: KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Author: Elona Weston
Date: Aug 26, 2012 12:41 PM EDT

A hurricane watch has been extended along the Louisiana coast to include the New Orleans area ahead of Isaac.

Forecasters say that Tropical Storm Isaac’s track has shifted more to the west.


The center says the storm could eventually become an extremely dangerous category 2 hurricane in coming days while taking aim at the northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.


Published: August 26th, 2012 at 2:19 pm ET


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15 comments to Isaac’s storm track shifts toward sinkhole, preparations underway — Could become “extremely dangerous” hurricane (MAP)

  • CBuck CBuck

    I hope they are urging residents to evacuate.

    • Chelsea Chelsea

      Urging? They urged residents to evac when Katrina was on the way. This time they need to FORCE evacuations.

      • CBuck CBuck

        If they force evacuations over what is still a tropical storm, they'd have to fess up about the real mess going on with the sink hole, and stop their cover up. I don't think they are willing to do that.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Of course Issac's heading straight for yet another spot geographically unsound for the type(s) of facilities some brain surgeon chose to dump their funky crap into,and then build subdivisions on top of!!~This will be another instance where Mother Nature unleashes her wrath in ways far too precise and often to be considered "coincidental"!~ ya think there's a "message",or lesson to be learned here(yet again!)??!!~I'm ashamed at how stupid the allegedly "brightest" minds humanity has to offer!!~Who really knows what all is really down there waiting for Issac or just "time" running out to stir things up and bring down the whole enchilada with the people who made a really bad decision to live there & those now tasked with cleaning up the mess?(whatever that means?!!)I'd bet Issac will be a Cat3 or 4 when it hits,and have to wonder how structures and sensitive facilities that fared well during Katrina but might've been weakened will hold up and how it will impact the rest of us here in the US?….Good Luck to anyone down there who will soon have the answers to these questions and more!! 🙁

    • getoutwhileyoustillcan

      "This will be another instance where Mother Nature unleashes her wrath in ways far too precise and often to be considered "coincidental"!"

      It doesn't exactly seem random.

  • alasanon

    Yes, it's not like they truly cleaned up everything in the Gulf of Mexico and this hurricane looks to be running right over the BP busted oil well source and carrying it all over land. I would not want to get that type of fallout either!! It looks like a benzene special delivery!! Not a pretty sight for the Gulf, again! 🙁

    • Sirius

      The human being is probably one of the only living thing that shits in his own plate.
      How long before the point of no return? We, as a new species (Homo Consommatus), are a shame.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Just think of the hydraulic power of the tremendous in rush of seawater, as the storm surge passes…

    I just received a CNN breaking news alert on my system as I was posting this:

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac.

  • many moons

    Wow, what's the chances of that, having a sink hole be hit by a hurricane?

  • Chelsea Chelsea

    We all saw the devastation H. Katrina wrought. Hopefully this time they will get their sh*t together and FORCE evacuations instead of letting people ride this one out too.

  • blackbeer blackbeer

    I'm kind of enjoying the thought of mother nature demonstrating her disregard for the GOP convention. Brings a slight smile to my lips. But only for a second because we all know what BP did to the gulf and we don't want that shit stirred up. Actually, I'm about catastrified out. Might even go watch Dancing with Stars, NOT!!!!!!!!!


  • dosdos dosdos

    One blessing is that the sinkhole is on the dry side of the hurricane, where wind and rain have been reduced by travel over land, so they won't get the full brunt of the storm.

    • dosdos dosdos

      And it will probably max out at Cat 1, maybe a 2, not a 5 like Katrina. Issac is a puppy by comparison. I've survived over a dozen Cat 1's without breaking a sweat. I don't even remember their names, except the one that had my name. Even 3's aren't that bad if they're dry.

      Odds are the sinkhole won't be affected that strongly.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    What will hurricane Isaac pick up and deposit along it's way?