Good morning everyone! Hope all is well as we watch for the effects of Isaac.
Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom as we prepare for today's 7News@Noon.
Ben is in the weather center continually now and is telling me we can expect an increase in the winds this afternoon and evening. Look for between 20 and 40 mph with higher gusts in southwest Louisiana. As far as the rain is concerned, he tells me we could get up to 6 inches of rain thru Friday. Power outages are likely, we've already seen some in Allen and Vernon parishes, and the increasing wind speeds could prompt even more.
At noon, we'll have a live update from Cameron Parish. The Cameron Parish OEP continues to serve as a round-the-clock monitoring system with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Army National Guard watching Isaac's every move.
We'll also show you how barges are seeking safe haven at the West Calcasieu Port.