evacuations are taking place in olde towne - the water is coming in quickly and many homes and businesses are flooded.
both the surge from the ocean, rising in the rivers that cannot drain and the lakes are filling. are the cause of the problem as isaac still is sitting over this area. even though isaac is now classified as a tropical storm and it is weakening, the water is still there and will take time to recede.
this area, slidell and st tamany are at risk. if you have family or friends living in this area, the media and officials are suggesting you call and wake them to alert them this is happening now.
president brister says call 911 if water is coming up on your street - the resources are in place to come and get you! shelters are in place and equipment to get you are staged. if your street is clear of water and you can drive, take a cell phone so if you get stuck, they can come and get you! the reverse 911 calls have been made - so everyone should prepare - it is under control - this is about using common sense in getting out if the water is coming up. dellwood, palm lake, eden isles, tester oaks and westchester are among the neighborhoods - the entire southern slidell area - are some of the areas needing to evacuate. WWLTV will have the neighborhoods listed.
again, this has come out from the national weather service as a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY!
for live streaming, go to WWLTV and they are putting out the most complete coverage for the area - live streaming and updates with officials.
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furthermore, there are still bands of heavy rain battering this area and also tornado watch through the entire area until early morning and flash flood warnings continue until 7pm tonite, their time.
the crest of the perl river will be 18' over the weekend, tomorrow, the river will crest around midday.
this storm is still being described as indescribable compared to any prior storms. it is not acting as any category one storm has ever done in the past.
rain through upper louisiana mostly today but will diminish and return to afternoon storms.
mississippi is under flash flood warnings now - again. this is critical.
water has topped the railroad and levee in olde towne slidell and is abou 2 1/2 ft and rising. palm lakes evacuations started yesterday and the shelters are open and resources are on hand.
only one section of the levee was overtopped - people are still safe, but the president of the parish, pat brister, said that they want people to get out to stay safe.