The Advocate is reporting that Baton Rouge is bracing for tropical storm and hurricane force winds that could spawn tornadoes.

Mayor-President Kip Holden said, after receiving an update from the National Weather Service at 12:40 p.m., that Baton Rouge is in the crosshairs of some of the outlying bands of the hurricane and that the strong winds could last until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Others told the paper the high winds could remain through midnight.

The paper noted that parish officials are worried residents might not realize the danger posed by Hurricane Isaac.

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