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Mandatory evacuation of Assumption Parish issued, curfew, alcohol sale ban

 A mandatory evacuation of all of Assumption Parish has been issued. Assumption Parish is expecting sustained winds of 50 - 70 mph with gusts at 85 mph. Tropical storm force winds are expected by 6:00 a.m.

Driver killed in multiple vehicle crash in Ascension Parish

Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a multiple vehicle fatal crash in Ascension Parish on Monday, Aug. 27. The crash occurred on LA 30 north of Interstate 10 at the intersection with Robert Wilson Road shortly after 5:00 p.m.

Sandbag locations throughout south Louisiana

Below is a list of sandbag locations. We will continue to update as information becomes available. Please check back with this page frequently. Ascension Parish: Gonzales:

American Red Cross shelter locations in south Louisiana

As the threat of Hurricane Isaac looms, the American Red Cross has opened the following shelters in South Louisiana: CURRENT SHELTER OPENINGS:

Local law enforcement offer tips for during/after storm

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office began prepping for Isaac as early as last week by ensuring that all personnel and equipment were ready for deployment.

Jindal announces 23 parishes under state of emergency 20 under tropical storm warning

Governor Jindal had updates for the entire state on Isaac.   Jindal announced 23 parishes are now under a state of emergency and 20 are under a tropical storm warning.

Heads of various safety organizations gather to discuss their plans for storm in event of emergency

Today at the emergency operations center the head's of the various safety organizations gathered to discuss their plans for the storm all to make sure the city is on the same page in the event of an emergency.

Lafayette Mayor President keeping close eye on Gulf of Mexico

As everyone along the Gulf Of Mexico keeps an eye on Isaac Lafayette Mayor President Joey Durel is doing the same.

Shreveport-Bossier City preps for Tropical Storm Isaac evacuees

 The Red Cross in Shreveport-Bossier City is busy today loading comfort kits, clothing and cots from their warehouse to setup an evacuee shelter on the LSUS campus.

United Blood Services calls for donors in anticipation of Isaac

United Blood Services is calling on area residents to help shore up the blood supply in preparation for Hurricane Isaac.