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Grand Isle evacuating: tourists Sun, residents Mon

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Gov. Bobby Jindal called a state of emergency in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Isaac's path moved west. He suggests that people leave low-lying parts of coastal parishes.

Isaac is expected to be a strong Category 2 hurricane at landfall Wednesday.

Grand Isle police say the mayor ordered evacuation Sunday for campers and tourists and Monday for residents.

Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson and St. Charles parishes all have declared a state of emergency.

St. Charles Parish schools are closed through Wednesday.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says that for now, he expects New Orleans residents to shelter in place. But he says that if New Orleans is evacuated, there won't be any shelter.

The New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Track ordered evacuation of about 700 horses from its stables.

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