Pat Shingleton: "The Big Four and Baton Rouge"
Four recent storms have greatly impacted the Baton Rouge area in multiple ways. The August storm, Andrew in 1992, shut the city down. Katrina's devastation transported thousands of folks to our city.
Gustav was the worst to hit the city and is known as the storm that toppled more trees than any other storm in our history. Six months after the storm, tree removal processes were still in place. One
year ago this morning Hurricane Isaac made landfall at 3:00 AM at the Mouth of the Mississippi River then beached again at Port Fouchon. It was the ninth tropical cyclone of the season and the fourth
hurricane for 2012. Isaac's storm surge and rain replaced Tropical Storm Allison as the worst flooding storm to hit our area with LaPlace hard hit.