This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana on 28 August and has since been downgraded to a Tropical Storm.
Heavy rain, strong winds, and flooding is expected to continue in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Panhandle of Florida until Thursday 30 August. Across the region, widespread power outages have been reported. The New Orleans area has borne the brunt of the storm’s impact.
You should monitor radio and television reports for the latest information and follow the advice of local authorities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. British nationals in the region should contact family and friends to let them know that they are safe and well.