Large scale evacuations in Mississippi due to imminent dam failure

Heavy rains due to hurricane ISAAC have threatened to cause the collapse of a dam along the Tangipahoa River between the towns of Kentwood and Robert. Due to the imminent failure of the Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Percy Quinn State Park in Mississippi, up to 60,000 people downstream in Louisiana need to immediately evacuate.

Travellers should exercise extreme caution and heed local warnings. Travel in this area should be avoided.

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