Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall Along Gulf Coast By JOHN SCHWARTZ and CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
Hurricane Isaac was a category 1 hurricane. It made landfall at 6:45 p.m. just southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 95 miles from New Orleans.
People in low-lying areas of Mississippi had been ordered to evacuate. Shelters were opened all along the northern Gulf Coast. Shelters were being open so people could stay there.
The police pulled over the few cars that were trying to navigate the road through the heavy winds and rain, telling drivers to seek shelter immediately. As the wind began to whistle past the windows of City Hall in New Orleans and several officials stood in their rain jackets, some who had gone to the shore of Lake Pontchartrain to watch the surf and otherwise enjoy themselves in a day of weather as erratic as Isaac itself.
The city’s sewerage and water board readied the pumps at the city’s major drainage canals.With Isaac on its way, gates were closed at the mouths of the canals to block the storm surge, and pumps were primed to push rainwater out.
In the story it stated "Isaac was a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour when it made landfall at 6:45 p.m. local time just southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, about 95 miles from New Orleans, and then wobbled westward and back out over water. Around 11 p.m., it was about 75 miles southeast of New Orleans with the same sustained winds." This is where I got my central idea.