Satellite image of Tropical Storm Isaac. | Courtesy of NOAA.

Tropical Storm Isaac has impacted Florida and is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast by early morning on August 29.

As thousands of Gulf Coast residents are without power, the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will publish Emergency Situation Reports that provide details on customer outages and other energy sector impacts in the storm’s path, as well as recovery and restoration activities being undertaken. The first Situation Report is now available, and will continue to be provided as developments occur.

Be sure to follow instructions from local authorities when preparing for the storm. For the latest news on Tropical Storm Isaac, visit the FEMA blog
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