Hurricane Isaac

Afternoon Update
3:52 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

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Environment
11:43 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend

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National Weather Service officials say remnants of former Hurricane Isaac will bring gusty winds and rain to the region this weekend. Forecaster David Humprhey says heavy rain will be the biggest effect of the storms, with 2-3 inches expected between now and Sunday. But high winds are also a concern. Humphrey says NWS has issued a lake wind advisory today through Sunday.

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Government
2:37 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

W. Ky. Red Cross Chapters Deploy Help to Hurricane Isaac Victims

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Western Kentucky Red Cross chapters have deployed seven volunteers to help with Hurricane Isaac Storm clean up. Paducah Area Red Cross Director Jessica Toren says the volunteers from four chapters have deployed to locations in Florida, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana, and more volunteers are on standby. 

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Weather
11:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Kentucky Utilities Sending Crews to Help with Isaac Damage

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Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric have answered the call to help with restoration efforts following Hurricane Isaac. KU spokesman Cliff Feltham,

“What we have decided to do is send roughly two hundred of our…a combination of employees and our contractor crews south to be deployed wherever they are needed, and they left early this morning.”

Feltham says the crews will report to a staging area in either South Tennessee or North Mississippi, and will fan out from there.  He believes their first assignment will be in the Baton Rouge area.

Weather
11:47 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Remnants of Isaac Heading for Region

Path of Hurricane Isaac through US
National Weather Service

The former Hurricane Isaac is due to reach the region sometime tomorrow afternoon, much weaker than when it hit Louisiana yesterday. National Weather Service forecaster David Humphrey says the storm will probably skirt the outside of the Four Rivers Region.

“The track still looks like it’s gonna come up out of Louisiana, go through Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. That’ll take the very heaviest rain, along that track”

Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

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Environment
12:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend

NOAA

The now-Category 1 hurricane Isaac is expected to hit landfall near New Orleans tonight. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says Isaac’s effect on this region could vary, but that rain is expected Friday night and Saturday.

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