Tuesday, 28 August 2012 8:19 AM
Airlines are cancelling New Orleans flights in anticipation of the arrival of the tropical storm Issac. This comes after hundreds of flights were cancelled across Florida yesterday.
Isaac is heading for New Orleans, nearly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
There are no flights scheduled for today (Tuesday August 28th) at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines for up to date information.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has stated that the tropical storm is expected to develop into a hurricane and has the potential to affect Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Pan Handle of Florida from Tuesday August 28th.
A mandatory evacuation is in place for the towns of Lafitte, Crown Point and Batavia Louisiana; St Charles Parish and other low lying areas within Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes in Louisiana. A voluntary evacuation of the wider New Orleans area is currently in place.
Passengers can monitor the path of the storm by visiting the National Hurricane Centre website.
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