Hurricane Isaac 2012
Contact: Kristy Wallisch, 504-382-0296
Hurricane Isaac hit south Louisiana on August 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Although "only" a Category 1 hurricane, Isaac's slow pace across the landscape created considerable damage, including flooding and widespread power outages. All park sites closed for several days.
The Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery were the hardest hit of the park's six sites. To learn more about hurricane impacts on the park, click here.