Areas of the Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana coast under a hurricane warning. ICNA Relief requests you to take necessary precautions
Tropical Storm Isaac is moving quickly through the Straits of Florida this morning. Heavy rains are already falling in parts of south Florida where a tornado watch is in effect until 5 pm EST. By Wednesday, Isaac could be a category 2 storm with winds up to 96 mph. The hurricane center said areas of the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana coast from Morgan City east are under a hurricane watch. This includes New Orleans.
We are encouraging you to be prepared, and to prepare your families, for the possible effects of this storm. As it has been proven time and time again, hurricanes are sometimes highly unpredictable. If you live in the area of possible landfall, you should be prepared for possible local flooding, power outages, and possible tree or roof damage, due to stronger than normal winds. If you live in a coastal area close to the track of the hurricane, please be ready to act quickly. Please familiarize yourselves with the suggested preparedness s tips for hurricanes, flooding, and for tornadoes.
Please be aware that Isaac is expected to make landfall again on Wednesday (8/29/12) somewhere along the Mississippi or Alabama coast. Tornadoes could result from the hurricane as well. Follow the links for information regarding preparation for tornadoes, including identifying the safest room in your home.
Reminder: The area in the cone above shows where the center of the storm may pass – individuals living anywhere within the cone should pay close attention to the latest forecasts for the direction of the storm.
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