(FOX NEWS) Officials rushed to evacuate more than 100 nursing home residents from Plaquemines Parish, an area with a reputation for weathering storms and perhaps the hardest hit by Isaac. In this hardscrabble, mostly rural parish, even the sick and elderly are hardened storm veterans.
"I don't think we had to evacuate to begin with," said Romaine Dahl, 59, as he sat in a wheelchair. "The weather was a hell of a lot worse last night than it is now. And I got an idea that after all this is said and done they're going to say everything is over with, go on back home."
But Thursday officials warned the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Tangipahoa Parish government that the dam at Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quinn State Park is failing. Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess has called for a mandatory evacuation of all areas along the Tangipahoa Lake.
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