Tropical Storm Isaac Heads for the Louisiana Coastline; Intensification Is Expected

Tropical Storm Isaac

BOSTON, August 27, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Storm Isaac has passed through the Florida Keys-where it delivered wind and rain yesterday, but caused little damage-and moved into the Gulf of Mexico; the storm is currently about 360 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, moving west-northwest at 14 mph. Isaac’s forward speed has decreased since yesterday, while its maximum sustained winds-at 65 mph-have remained constant. “Data from Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Isaac has not strengthened since yesterday, possibly because the storm…

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