Tracking Hurricane Isaac; 2 counties order mandatory evacuation

August 29, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

While shelters are filling up in Hancock County, emergency management officials in Harrison and Jackson counties have ordered a mandatory evacuation.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center – with winds near 80 mph – reached land at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans.