Tracking Isaac: Get All the Latest Updates as the Storm Heads Toward the Gulf Coast
Jonathan Serrie is in New Orleans, where residents are bracing for a direct hit from Tropical Storm Isaac seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina.
Isaac is expected
to reach hurricane strength at some point today before making landfall tonight or tomorrow morning.
Hurricane warnings are in effect from Morgan City, La. to the Alabama-Florida line. President Obama has already declared a state of emergency for Louisiana.
Isaac is expected to dump more than a foot of rain on some parts of the Gulf Coast.
10:00a ET UPDATE
President Obama delivered a statement from the White House. He urged residents of the Gulf Coast to heed evacuation orders and other warnings from local officials.
"Now's not the time to tempt fate. Now's not the time to dismiss official warnings. You need to take this seriously," Obama said.
12:28p ET Update: Jon Scott reports that Isaac has now reached hurricane status, with winds of over 75 miles per hour.
1:00p ET Update: Rick Leventhal was LIVE on Happening Now from Dauphin Island, Alabama, which is getting set for Isaac's arrival. Most of the barrier island has been evacuated and the power is already out.
7:58p ET Update: Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in southeast Louisiana with top winds of 80 mph.
Stay tuned to Fox News Channel for all the latest updates on Isaac!