"Louisiana Officials Order Evacuation Due To Possible Dam Failure"

"Louisiana officials on Thursday ordered people along the Tangipahoa River between the towns of Kentwood and Robert to evacuate due to the expected failure of a dam in Mississippi that was damaged by Tropical Storm Isaac."

"Up to 60,0000 people in Louisiana downstream of the Lake Tangipahoa Dam near McComb, Mississippi, have been ordered to leave, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said.

The dam, located in Percy Quinn State Park, is about 100 miles (161 km) north of New Orleans, which is not in danger."

Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone report Reuters with Ben Gruber, Kathy Finn, Emily Le Coz, Chris Baltimore, David Adams, Kevin Gray, Tom Brown, and Anna Driver August 30, 2012.


"Flooding From Isaac Forces Evacuation of 60,000" (Reuters)

"Reckoning With Isaac" (Wall St. Journal)

"Isaac Moves Inland as Residents Blame Upgraded Levees for Flooding" (Guardian)

"Low-Profile Victims Hard-Hit on Gulf Coast" (New York Times)

Source: Reuters, 08/31/2012