30 August 2012 14:26 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Tropical storm Isaac continued to move slowly north-westward over central Louisiana on Thursday morning, producing heavy rains and high water levels in its wake, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an update.
Isaac was 125 miles (205km) northwest of ?xml:namespace>
The NHC said it expects Isaac to turn north-northwest later today, with a turn northward on Friday.
On its forecast track, the centre of Isaac will continue to move over central
The centre said it expects Isaac to steadily weaken over the next 48 hours, with the storm forecast to become a tropical depression by Thursday night.
Isaac, which hit Louisiana as a hurricane, prompted many chemical, energy and fertilizer companies to shut down plants as a precaution. Oil firms shut in nearly all of their production in the US Gulf of Mexico.
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