Almost seven years to the date of Hurricane Katrina, the most destructive natural disaster in American history, Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall on the Central Gulf Coast as a Category 2 Hurricane sometime around 7pm tomorrow.
The National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant expect Isaac to drive a Storm Surge of 6-12 feet into coastal communities, presenting the first major test of regional infrastructure and disaster preparation systems since Katrina. There are additional concerns that Isaac will bring in a black wave of tar balls from the BP oil spill.
Our production crew is en route to the Gulf Coast to cover Hurricane Isaac, the post storm recovery efforts, and the anticipated onshore flow of remnant oil.