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Severe Weather: Tracking Isaac

  • From Brian Fortier at the Weather Channel:

    Offshore oil rigs reporting wind gusts to 90 mph (anemometer at 200 ft elevation).

    Biloxi flooding: First level of the Palace Casino garage is under water, Popp's Ferry Causeway completely flooded; south side of Broadwater flooded; Beach Blvd from McDonnel to Acadia and in front of the Hard Rock is closed.

    Mobile Flooding: East bound lanes of the mobile bay causeway are closed due to water over the road. 51 mph gust was measured at the bankhead tunnel.

    (Track Hurricane Isaac at Weather.com)
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U.S. warship drill meant to defy China's claim over artificial island -officials

WASHINGTON A U.S. warship carried out a "maneuvering drill" when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show Beijing it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. officials said on Thursday.