WASHINGTON Aug 28 U.S. President Barack Obama
will make a statement On Tuesday morning on Tropical Storm
Isaac, which is approaching hurricane strength as is heads
toward the northern U.S. Gulf Coast, the White House said.
Obama will speak at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT), the
administration said in statement.
The storm has almost developed into a hurricane, the U.S.
National Hurricane Center said earlier on Tuesday. Significant
storm surge and flood threat from rainfall are expected.
Isaac is expected to make landfall in the New Orleans area
seven years after it was devastated by Hurricane