Isaac Storm Key West (Florida) (Reuters)
Tropical Isaac swept South Florida with winds and torrential rain, Sunday, after the invasion of the Caribbean threatened to halt most U.S. offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, and derail plans to hold a meeting of the Republican Party in Tampa, Florida.
The center said the U.S. National Hurricane, in a statement, said that the expected shift Isaac to Category II hurricane and reach the coast of the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and Louisiana in the middle of the week. Been issued hurricane warning for the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana to the Florida Straits, including the city of New Orleans, which was destroyed when Hurricane Katrina city on August 29, 2005, which led to the killing of more than 1,800 people and causing damage Gulf Coast worth billions of dollars, and announced Governorof Louisiana a state of emergency.
In the Mississippi coast, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, residents began to store supplies and secure their homes, and ordered Ports Authority Mississippi Port of Gulfport to expel all cargo ships and cargo containers. Isaac Storm killed at least two people in Haiti, having caused the Rain and winds on the southern coast of Haiti on Saturday, flooded parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince and destroyed the camps where more than 350 thousand people from the survivors of the earthquake of 2010. Government officials said, that 10-year-old girl was killed in Port-au-Prince when a wall collapsed above and a woman died in the coastal city of Jacmel when a tree fell on her house.
The storm caused power outages and flooding, toppled roofs while in transit over Haiti. In the Dominican Republic Storm Isaac led to the fall of the electricity and telephone lines, and left at least 12 town isolated by flood waters. The most damage along the southern coast, including the capital, Santo Domingo, where he became more than half of the city without electricity. Winds and waves swept severe eastern Cuba, prompting the government to issue warnings in 11 provinces. Cuban television said it was evacuating more than 1,000 people to the homes of friends and relatives ahead of a possible flooding.