Robert Morris

Aug 292012
 


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As Isaac continues its slow approach toward New Orleans, a tree has landed on a house on St. Charles Avenue, wires and other trees are down in numerous Uptown neighborhoods, flooding has been reported in the Lower Garden District and other roads have been closed, according to reports from the mayor’s office early Wednesday. Continue reading »

Aug 282012
 

Approximate locations involved in a police chase of two young men believed to be involved in car-burglary attempts. They were first reported on Annunciation, then spotted in backyard on State, and finally apprehended in two locations on Webster, police said.

Two people attempting to get into parked cars along Annunciation Street led police on a chase through several Audubon neighborhoods Tuesday afternoon, and one attacked a resident who tried to stop him, before they were apprehended, authorities said. Continue reading »

Aug 282012
 

A passer-by lends a hand as Hank Staples affixes an “Open for Business” sign to the boarded-up front of Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Employees board up the windows at Chiba, another Oak Street business planning to stay open as much as possible through the storm. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

As the winds of Hurricane Isaac began picking up on Oak Street on Tuesday morning, boards may have covered the shopfront windows, but nothing could cover the owners’ spirits.

“Oak Street is open for businesses,” said Chiba owner Keith Dusko. “The 8300 block, anyway.” Continue reading »

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Aug 282012
 

A Magazine Street business boards up its windows Monday afternoon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Tropical Storm Isaac’s projected track, as of 1 a.m. Tuesday. (source: National Hurricane Center)

Tropical Storm Isaac continued slowly gathering strength Monday night on its way toward south Louisiana.

As of the 1 a.m. Tuesday update from the National Hurricane Center, Isaac’s winds were still at 70 mph, just shy of hurricane force, and its path continued to center on New Orleans. Forecasters expected the winds to accelerate to hurricane speeds overnight, and for New Orleans to begin feeling its effects in earnest Tuesday morning. Continue reading »

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Aug 262012
 

(source: National Hurricane Center)

Hurricane conditions are expected within the New Orleans metropolitan area and “preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion,” forecasters warned as their computer models show Isaac’s path drawing gradually nearer to the city. Continue reading »