Isaac Reaches Hurricane Status – Social Media Resources Part 2

As of 11:20am CDT Tropical Storm Isaac has achieved hurricane status with wind speeds of up to 75 mph or more.  IEM has collected the most relevant social media accounts of the approaching storm from this morning’s and last night’s postings.  We will continue to send updates as Isaac makes landfall this evening.

Links to twitter, blogs, picture and video accounts are provided through the links below.

Twitter Accounts:

Hurricane Central (@twc_hurricane)
National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic)
Dr. Rick Knabb (@NHCDirector)
Storm Surge Unit at NHC (@NHC_Surge)
Craig Fugate (@CraigatFEMA)
Mississippi EMA (@MSEMA)
Louisiana GOHSEP (@GOHSEP)
Mitch Landrieu (@MayorLandrieu)
Russell Lewis — NPR’s Southern U.S. Bureau Chief (@NPRrussell)
John Snell (@JohnSnellFox8)
Pat Peterson – Gulf Shores (@WKRG_Pat)
WWL-TV New Orleans Metro (@WWLTV)
Margaret Orr – Chief Meteorologist at WDSU NewsChannel 6, New Orleans (@Margaret Orr)
Dave Nussbaum – Meteorologist at WBRZ Channel 2, Baton Rouge (@Dave_Nussbaum)
Ryan Berni (@ryanberni – Citizen)
MSPublicBroadcasting (@MPBOnline)   (@gulflive)
NEMA (@NEMA_web)




Tropical Storm Isaac – Ft. Lauderdale – Monday, August 27, 2012

Surfing Hurricane Isaac – Pensacola Beach, Florida – Hurricane Surf Swell

New Orleans Mayor: Hunker Down for Isaac

See Isaac Brewing From Space (CNN)

Can New Orleans Levees Survive Isaac (CNN)


Photo Slideshow “Isaac Closing in on Gulf Coast, bringing hurricane conditions” (CNN):

“South Florida floods Twitter with Tropical Storm Isaac tweets” (Miami Herald):

Photo Slideshow (Huff Post):

@gohsep’s Flickr account:



Hurricane Local Statement prepared by local NWS :

Louisiana webcams: (Gov. Phil Bryant facebook page)


Author: Disaster Social Network, IEM