Official Sinkhole Website: Eye of Isaac to be over area for “FIVE HOURS” — Hurricane strength winds begin at 3p ET (MAP)

Published: August 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm ET


Title: 10:50 a.m. Mid-morning Update
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Aug 29, 2012

Green Marker = Sinkhole; Red Marker = Eye wall as of 2:45pmET

The forecast has again shifted track bringing the eye through the middle of Assumption parish towards the Labadieville area. Isaac is currently a Category 1 hurricane. At approximately 2:00 p.m., be prepared for sustained winds of 70 mph with gusts up to 85 mph. The storm is expected to take the eye of the storm FIVE HOURS to enter and exit Assumption. It could be before 7:00 p.m. where we are still experiencing hurricane force winds and by 11:00 pm that we are experiencing tropical storm force winds.

We cannot express the curfew enough. Please refrain from riding and sightseeing as there are trees and power lines reported down on area roadways. This is for your own safety. The OEP remains open and staffed – the number here is 985-369-7386.

Title: Assumption Parish: Officials brace for brunt of storm
Source: WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge
Date: Aug 29, 2012 12:11 PM EDT

Information from Assumption Parish Police Jury

The latest update moves the track of Hurricane Isaac right over Assumption Parish again. The update based on the National Hurricane Center’s forecast advises us that by 1:00 p.m., we should be experiencing hurricane force winds.

At 2:00 p.m., the forecast shows that the EYE OF THE STORM will begin to approach the Labadieville area. Winds are expected to be sustained at 70 mph with possible gusts at 85 mph. The EYE OF THE STORM will continue to make its way throughout Assumption Parish.

It is estimated to take 5 hours for the EYE OF THE STORM to make its way OUT of Assumption Parish. Once the EYE WALL passes, expect a shift in winds coming out of the west and southwest.  It is estimated that Assumption Parish is out of hurricane force winds by 7:00 p.m and out of tropical storm force winds at 11:00 p.m. tonight.

Please heed the curfew that is currently in effect. This curfew will remain in effect until further notice.  We urge all residents to shelter in place.  The worst is yet to come.  Please note that emergency response vehicles such as Acadian, Fire Depts, Entergy, etc. are UNABLE to respond during this time.

Published: August 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm ET


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4 comments to Official Sinkhole Website: Eye of Isaac to be over area for “FIVE HOURS” — Hurricane strength winds begin at 3p ET (MAP)

  • hbjon hbjon

    Stay in your homes or risk getting hit with hell hole sludge flying at you at 75 mph. Pack your suitcases while your in there. It's game over.

    • Anthony Anthony

      New Orleans was a good time good place to vacation once for me. What those people there have endured the many years since is astonishing. I have a bad feeling this time it will be massive flooding happening (again). Its been so hot….

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Good luck and strength for everybody affected !

  • dosdos dosdos

    The eye of the storm is calm, no wind, the sun shines, very peaceful. I've been in quite a few, a little breather before the wind comes from the opposite direction as it passes. The wind isn't going to make that much difference at the sinkhole.

    The worst part of a hurricane is generally to the east of the eye, the dirty side. That is where the tidal swell happens, the heaviest rains, the strongest winds. If you get hit with the eye, you're not getting hit with the hardest part of the storm. And to the west of the eye is even milder.

    Most of what will fall is new growth trees, less than five years old, those sprouted since Rita. Katrina and Rita took out the weak stuff, and if it stood those, it will stand Isaac. New growth cleans up pretty quickly, people with chain saws taking care of the roads around them, as long as power lines aren't involved. It's routine for people who live in places where hurricanes hit.

    The sink hole only shows an accumulation of 1 inch of rain from NOAA's storm total. If that pattern holds, the sinkhole dodged a bullet.