Personal Accounts of Hurricane Isaac as He Lashes the Louisiana & Mississippi Coast – Social Media Resources, Part 4

Hurricane Isaac made landfall during the overnight hours.  At 9am CDT this morning, Isaac showed some weakening, but is still a Category 1 hurricane. It is moving slowly at 6mph and is center about 40 miles southwest of New Orleans. It is the threat of dangerous storm surges and flooding that has officials most concerned. There has been a very close watch on the levees as water topped the 12-foot levee in Plaquemines Parish this morning.

This morning IEM’s Disaster Social Network has tracked and collected some of the best eye-witness tweets, maps and video. Some of the Twitter accounts we have reposted from yesterday since we feel they are providing the most credible information and eye-witness reports.

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


City of New Orleans EM (@nolaready)
CNN Weather Center
Maya Rodriguez
Jennifer Hale
Laura Buchtel
Kim Quillen
Scott Walker
Doug Kammerer
Carrie Rose
Kate Snow
Marnie Williams
(@MarnieTWC )
Mitch Landrieu (@MayorLandrieu)

Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell – NPR’s Southern U.S. Bureau Chief)

John Snell (@JohnSnellFox8 – New Orleans)

Pat Peterson (@WKRG_Pat – Gulf Shores)

WWL-TV (@WWLTV – New Orleans Metro)

Margaret Orr (@Margaret Orr – Chief Meteorologist at WDSU NewsChannel 6, New Orleans)

Dave Nussbaum (@Dave_Nussbaum – Meteorologist at WBRZ Channel 2, Baton Rouge)

Ryan Berni (@ryanberni – Citizen)


New Hashtags/Trends:

#isaacpix – tweet pictures to the Weather Channel


Map of confirmed overtopped levee in Plaquemines


Area live cam views:


Power outages map:

“More than a half-million customers without electricity, utilities report”

“Hurricane Isaac Pummels Louisiana Coast“

“Hurricane Isaac rescue efforts begin for stranded Plaquemines Parish residents “


“Hurricane Isaac Twitter timeline (photo gallery)”

“Isaac Update 3: Ongoing Response Efforts “

Hurricane Isaac – August 29, 2012 – Pictures/Tweets:

More Resources:

Hurricane Isaac to Make Gulf Coast Landfall Tonight – Social Media Resources, Part 3

Isaac Reaches Hurricane Status – Social Media Resources Part 2

Tropical Storm Isaac Social Media Resources – Disaster Social Network– Part 1

A Comparison of Hurricane Isaac’s Track and Historical Hurricane Katrina Track


Author: Disaster Social Network