Grocery store shelves are emptying and evacuations are underway as Tropical Storm Isaac moves into the Gulf of Mexico.
— Hurricane Central (@twc_hurricane) August 27, 2012
#Isaac is being forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane now. Louisiana is squarely in cone of uncertainty.
— Louisiana GOHSEP (@GOHSEP) August 27, 2012
As of Monday morning, Isaac is expected to make landfall as a category 2 storm on Tuesday, just a day shy of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. States of emergency have already been declared in Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama.
For all the latest on the strengthening storm, evacuation updates and emergency preparedness, these Twitter accounts are must-follows this week.
The official emergency preparedness account for New Orleans
Mayor of New Orleans
Storm readiness and evacuation info for New Orleans
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Dr. Rick Knabb
Director, National Hurricane Center
News anchor for Fox affiliate WVUE-TV
Updates from The Weather Channel
Senior reporter, Dallas–Fort Worth ABC affiliate WFAA-TV
Reporter, Dallas–Fort Worth ABC affiliate WFAA-TV
CBS-affiliated television station serving the New Orleans area
Meteorologist, WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach
Chief Meteorologist, New Orleans NBC-affiliate WDSU
Meteorologist, Baton Rouge ABC affiliate WBRZ
Meteorologist, Huntsville, Alabama
Have any recommendations for other essential Twitter follows as Isaac bears down on the Gulf Coast? Leave them in the comment section.
Twitchy will monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and bring you the latest Twitter coverage.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is normally an infrequent tweeter, but his Twitter account has been active today as he reaches out to Louisiana residents preparing for Isaac to make landfall. Add the governor to your list of must-follows this week.