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August 28th, 2012
10:19 AM ET

Louisiana shrimper Dean Blanchard plans to ride out Isaac – Ed Lavandera reports

Thousands of people in low-lying areas along the Gulf Coast have been told to leave their homes with tropical storm Isaac approaching. That includes the tiny fishing village of Grand Isle, Louisiana, which is under a mandatory evacuation order.

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports live from Grand Isle for "Early Start" this morning, talking with shrimper Dean Blanchard about his desire to ride out the storm from home. Viewers may recognize Blanchard from his many interviews in the wake of hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, when his shrimping business was nearly wiped out.

Shrimper Dean Blanchard explains in the video clip above why he plans to ride out Isaac from Grand Isle, Louisiana instead of evacuating.

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