Update: According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal at a press conference starting approx. 12:20pm, Hurricane Isaac is expected to hit Baton Rouge later today.
The National Hurricane Center issued its 12pm advisory. Here are the current coordinates top:
The National Hurricane Center has issued its 10AM advisory. As hundreds of thousands of Louisiana citizens have lost electricity and power, the eye of Isaac according to the advisory is moving north west and is centered over Houma.
So, is Hurricane Isaac moving west or northwest or what?
The National Hurricane Center has released its latest 11 EST advisory with the location 290N and 89.7 west about 75 miles from Houma. According to Bob Breck of Fox 8 of New Orleans, the hurricane is moving to the west from an earlier northwest direction. The advisory said the storm is 75 miles SSE of New Orleans.
However, the National Hurricane Center reports the storm is moving to the northwest.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued various executive orders today in response to of Hurricane Isaac.
Jindal has issued executive orders outlining emergency procedures for conducting business to deal with post-disaster contracts, an executive order on the use of state vehicles to transport non-state employees during an emergency, an order related to health and government matters.
Also, at a press conference, Jindal urged and urged the federal government to grant a full disaster declaration.
As his fellow republicans are slamming President Obama for putting the country into bankruptcy, an interesting show of political paradox is playing out as the Hurricane Isaac is slamming into Louisiana and the Deep South which is scheduled to support Mitt Romney this election.
According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the Obama administration is not moving fast enough in the latest disaster crises to beset Louisiana.
On Monday, Jindal wrote the Obama administration requesting full FEMA reimbursement for Hurricane Isaac-related damages.
On Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama said, " Yesterday I approved a disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana so they can get the help that they need right away, particularly around some of the evacuations that are taking place. And right now, we already have response teams and supplies ready to help communities in the expected path of the storm."
Update to below:
President Barack Obama gave a short statement regarding his administration’s efforts to deal with the Tropical storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane.
However, is the President’s effort sufficient in the eyes of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal?
Jindal openly criticized the President on Monday for failing to respond to the entire request for Isaac relief.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been a frequent critic of President Barack Obama.
He openly criticized the President during the BP oil spill and while on the campaign road for Mitt Romney recently has called the president, incompetent.
He has blamed the president for spending too much money and bankrupting the country.
As a public service, Bayoubuzz will publish certain relevant press releases during this time of the Isaac emergency, for the convenience of our readers.
We are labeling this as Hurricane Isaac rather than Tropical Storm Isaac because we believe the storm will soon be a hurricane prior to hitting the coast.
The National Hurricane Center has issued its 1:00 PM advisory . The tropical storm Isaac has moved towards the west but has not moved towards the north since the 10AM advisory.
Isaac remains a tropical storm
During a media conference on Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal reiterated that he will not be speaking at the Republican Convention due to Tropical Storm Isaac which is expected to be a hurricane hitting Louisiana and the New Orleans area.
Jindal said this is not a time for politics and that there would be plenty time for politics and speeches. He started the press conference saying that he has had numerous requests about his convention intentions.