Isaac Weakens To A Tropical Storm (With Local Photo Gallery)

August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac official made landfall at 6:45 Tuesday night along the southeast Louisiana coast. Once inland, the storm moved slowly along the coast, remaining a hurricane into Wednesday morning.

By 2 p.m. Wednesday, Isaac had weakened to tropical storm status.

In the North Escambia area, very few problems were reported. There were a few scattered power outages and a few downed trees. In the southern half of the county, tens of thousands of people lost power Tuesday, and there were more reports of downed trees. Isaac’s big punch to Escambia County came in the form of storm surge, flooding many coastal areas.

For the very latest information on Isaac, click the graphic below to enlarge.

For other Isaac updates such as closures,  check the front page of

For a reader submitted photo gallery, click here.

Pictured top: Pictured top: Heavy surf caused  by Hurricane Isaac at Pensacola Beach Tuesday afternoon. Pictured inset: Heavy waves pound Bayfront Park at the foot of the Pensacola Bay Bridge Tuesday afternoon. photos by Kristi Smith, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Isaac Weakens To A Tropical Storm (With Local Photo Gallery)”

  1. Bill on August 29th, 2012 9:55 am

    I’ve been in contact with my Louisiana relatives, and they’re all doing fine thank God. A few have lost power, but they have generators going.
    I thought I’d miss the News Journal online when they started charging. But thanks to North Escambia . com we haven’t even noticed that the are gone. Thank you.

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