Badai Isaac Terjang Louisiana: 900 Ribu Tanpa Listrik

In Isaac’s Wake, the Bayou Blackout: 900,000 Without Power as Storm Moves Inland
Hurricane Isaac, while dissipating, is still wreaking havoc on the area surrounding New Orleans, causing major flooding in Mississippi, threatening a dam failure in low-lying areas, and causing one fatality so far.
By MADISON GRAY | @madisonjgray | August 30, 2012

Quote:Almost two days after Hurricane Isaac made landfall, striking the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, entire towns have been inundated with floodwaters, downing power lines across the region. Workers are scrambling to restore electricity to the affected area, a 300-mile wide swath of land stretching from southwestern Mississippi to eastern Texas.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said utilities through the state are reporting a total of 900,000 were without electricity Thursday. Power utility Entergy said more than 760,000 of their customers in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas are experiencing power outages. As the storm moves toward Baton Rouge at a painfully slow nine miles per hour, despite flooding and storm surges still gripping the state, Entergy says they’ve dispatched a crew of 10,000 workers to help turn the lights back on.

“We have damage assessment teams on the ground in southeast Louisiana and repair crews are starting to restore power, so restoration has already begun,” Entergy spokesman Chanel Lagarde told TIME. “But we’re still being hampered by weather conditions, so that will slow us down.”

He said that the utility is working as fast as possible, but given the circumstances, there’s no estimate when power will be fully restored to the area. “Until the storm gets out of here and there’s a full assessment, it’s hard to tell.” Some New Orleans residents are approaching their second day without power, and with temperatures expected to climb into the upper 80s this weekend as the storm vacates the city, concern turns to the stifling heat.

“We’re asking for customers’ patience. It’s been a very frustrating storm because it’s moved so slowly,” Lagarde said. “We couldn’t get people on the ground yesterday, so we’re asking customers to give us some time.”

While no deaths have been reported because of lack of electricity, the storm has claimed its first victim. A tow truck driver was killed by a falling tree in Picayune, Miss., Sue McClaney, associate administrator in the Pearl River County planning office told TIME. The Associated Press reports the tree fell on the driver of the truck, identified by officials as Greg Parker, just after midnight. McClaney said the area is still inundated by the storm’s effects — 37 roads in the area are flooded. To compound matters, she said: “We’ve got high tides coming in right now.”

Those tides are stoking fears that a dam close to the Louisiana-Mississippi border may fail, threatening low-lying areas and forcing the evacuation of Tangipahoa Parish, La. Gordon Burgess, the parish’s president, told WWL-TV that the threat affects 50,000 to 60,000 people, who were given a mandatory evacuation notice at about 10 a.m. Thursday.

Jindal tweeted that officials in Mississippi have intentionally breached the dam to relieve pressure on it. Without the release, waters would rise to a level of 17 feet affecting several communities along the Tangipahoa River very quickly. “If this dam were to break, it would take about 90 minutes for this water to get to Kentwood,” he said, referring to the Louisiana town lying south of the dam in McComb, Miss.

State officials began a controlled breaching of a levee in Plaquemines Parish Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press reported. The release is intended to relieve pressure on the levee, which protects an area hard hit by storm surges since Isaac made landfall. Unlike the system in New Orleans, which was reinforced after Katrina, the Plaquemines levee falls outside the federal system.

At a news conference, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu said Isaac brought heavy precipitation to the area, but noted that preparations and improvements made since Hurricane Katrina held. “Isaac dumped 10 to 15 inches on the region,” he said. “Our levees and floodgates held as they were designed to do.”

Also on Thursday, President Obama declared a major disaster for Louisiana, which releases FEMA funds to 36 parishes for emergency measures. State and local recovery efforts will be supplemented by federal aid on a cost-sharing basis, the agency said in a statement.

As Isaac begins to dissipate into a tropical depression and cleanup efforts begin in the Gulf Coast region, the National Weather Service reported that the fifth named hurricane of the 2012 season has formed. Kirk is currently located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is moving northwest at 12 mph. However, it is not yet considered a threat to land.


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People leave a building by boat after Isaac flooded the community of Braithwaite, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.


Floodwaters surge into subdivisions in Laplace, west of U.S. 51 and south of I-10, in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac on Aug. 30, 2012.


Windblown telephone poles wait for repair on Highway 23 near Ironton, La., in Plaquemines Parish on Aug. 29, 2012.


Two men paddle down a flooded street in Reserve, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.


Cows are stranded in floodwaters after Hurricane Isaac came through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.


Lonney Sciortino prepares to cut down a tree which fell on top of his tamale stand during Hurricane Isaac in Arabi, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.


Brittany Trumbaturi, center, prepares to leave her flooded home with family member Joshua Barbot who came to rescue family members in a boat in Slidell, La., Aug. 30, 2012.


A boat is washed ashore in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, Aug 29, 2012.


Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision on Aug 29, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana.


A man and a woman walk through flood waters on St. Roch Ave. as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Aug. 29, 2012. The two were trying to reach a local gas station to retrieve supplies.


People sit in a rescue truck atop a levee near floodwaters after being rescued in Plaquemines Parish in Braithwaite, La., Aug. 29, 2012.


A man stands in front of an uprooted oak tree on Louisiana Avenue as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Aug. 29, 2012.


Research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.


Storm surge from Hurricane Isaac flood parts of Waveland, Miss., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.


Ronnie Willis makes his way across Canal Street through the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday in New Orleans.

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Quote:Original Posted By kandahar.
moga2 tidak ada diskriminasi dalam penyaluran bantuan kemanusia,macam badai catherina kemaren


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Tapi ingat, Bayou ini dataran rendah macam Belanda yang rawan kena badai. Artinya, tiap ada badai bakal terulang.
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Tapi ingat, Bayou ini dataran rendah macam Belanda yang rawan kena badai. Artinya, tiap ada badai bakal terulang.


Ya, memang ada dataran yang berada di bawah permukaan laut di Louisiana
Memang rawan
pergantian musim memang harus diwaspadai karena rawan angin koncang...







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Quote:Original Posted By FW190D
Ya, memang ada dataran yang berada di bawah permukaan laut di Louisiana
Memang rawan


Haruskah pemerintah federal kassi kebijakan "transmigrasi bedol desa?"

Nanti sisanya hanyalah "swamppeople"
gw dl inget knp badai2 di us sana di namakan pakai nama2 cewek(tp skrg lupa)
dan knp juga skrg badai2 menggunakan nama laki2 ya
mohon penjelasannya dong dit(beneran yg pertama gw lupa)
Quote:Original Posted By kandahar.
gw dl inget knp badai2 di us sana di namakan pakai nama2 cewek(tp skrg lupa)
dan knp juga skrg badai2 menggunakan nama laki2 ya
mohon penjelasannya dong dit(beneran yg pertama gw lupa)


Emansipasi, sekarang kan kaum Adam jugak mau "fabulous"



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wahh, kasihan bgt ya gan..

Pejwan
Wiiih, parah juga yaah
Turut berduka
bagi yg terkena musibah disana

bisa jadi lautan rumah gtu
di amerika juga ga 100% aman dr bencana alam di daerah southern kaya louisiana,new orleans,georgia,south carolina rawan badai/tornado scr deket sama samudra pasifik
di daerah west coast juga rawan gempa & erupsi karena merupakan salah satu daerah cincin api
belom juga di wyoming masih ada gunug berapi yellowstone
gila badainya bisa rendem 1 kota gitu. ini mirip2 yang ada di beppu-shi, oita-ken di jepang beberapa dekade lalu ya?
semoga cepet baikan deh.