Isaac Storms The Gulf Coast

Hurricane Isaac has already wrought havoc to the Caribbean, killing seven people in Haiti and downing trees and power lines in Cuba. Watch as it passes through the Gulf Coast.

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Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after bringing havoc to Florida and the Caribbean. Click to see dramatic photos of the storm and its aftermath.
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Isaac's winds and storm surge flood parts of Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.
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A utility pole smolders after falling on power lines in Houma, La. Tropical Storm Isaac has dumped almost a foot of rain in parts of Louisiana.
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Toccara Williams, of Davant, La., holds her 5-month-old daughter Ra-Maaz Williams, at an evacuation shelter after Isaac made landfall as a Hurricane, in Belle Chasse, La. Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank of the Mississippi below Belle Chasse. The order affected about 3,000 people, including a nursing home with 112 residents.
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A tree lies on a car on Poydras St. downtown after Hurricane Isaac made landfall in New Orleans Wednesday. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. The storm stalled for several hours before resuming a slow trek inland. The slow motion over land means Isaac could be a major soaker, dumping up to 20 inches of rain in some areas.
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A fallen tree blocks all the lanes along a downtown road in New Orleans on August 29, 2012 in Louisiana, where Hurricane Isaac has slowed to storm force but looks set to linger over southern Louisiana. Officials have urged residents to stay indoors and warned it would be at least a day before winds calmed enough for crews to try to repair downed power lines.
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A car sits submerged in the flood waters of Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision in LaPlace, Louisiana. The large Level 1 hurricane slowly moved across southeast Louisiana, dumping huge amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state.
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Mike Easley and his wife Jinx Easley hold their dogs after being evacuated from their flooded home in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. A levee had broken, flooding his town of Braithwaite in the parish, the most heavily damaged by Hurricane Isaac.
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Errol Ragas walks past a cemetery to recover dry blankets from his home as rising waters from Hurricane Isaac flood his neighborhood in Oakville, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.
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A tree is blown over outside Tulane Medical Center during the rains from Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision in LaPlace, Louisiana.
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Law enforcement officers and first responders help a family reach dry land after they were rescued from floodwaters caused by Isaac in Pearlington, Miss., during a nonstop rain.
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Flooded homes are seen in Braithwaite, Louisiana.
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Chuck Cropp, center, his son Piers, left, and wife Liz, right, wade through floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans.
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Danessa Lee, left, comforts her granddaughter Ashanti Lee, 12, after their family was rescued in Pearlington, Miss., by law enforcement officers and first responders using boats.
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Pearlington, Miss., residents are brought out of their flooded community by law enforcement officers and first responders using boatsduring the nonstop rain from Isaac. A number of residents of the small community were trapped by the rising waters and had be rescued or waited until the low tide when waters receded so they could walk out.
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Residents of the Riverbend Nursing Center wait to be evacuated to higher and safer ground as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in Jesuit Bend, La. Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank of the Mississippi below Belle Chasse because of worries about a storm surge. The order affected about 3,000 people.
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The national hurricane issued advisories on Hurricane Isaac, located inland over southeastern Louisiana, and on tropical storm Kirk, located about 1,485 miles west-southwest of the azores. This NOAA satellite photo of Isaac was captured at 4:15P.M. ET on Wednesday.
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A National Guard patrol passes along a flooded beach ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac in Waveland, Mississippi. Many residents of the area decided to stay in their homes instead of evacuate for the Level one hurricane.
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A street sign is turned upside down likely resulting from bricks falling overnight from a building along the deserted streets of New Orleans.
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A man walks his dog as rain from Hurricane Isaac falls over Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
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A pedestrian walks through the rain of Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 1 hurricane is slowly moving across southeast Louisiana, dumping large amounts of rain and knocking out power.
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People sit in a rescue truck atop a levee near floodwaters after being rescued in Plaquemines Parish in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Dozens were reportedly rescued in the area after levees were overtopped by floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac.
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A fallen tree is positioned in front of a house in New Orleans as Hurricane Isaac battered the city and surrounding region.
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The waters of Bayou La Batre surround the front doors of Waterfront Seafood in Bayou La Batre, Ala. as residents prepare for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast.
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National Hurricane Center Deputy Director Ed Rappaport briefs a national television audience on the progress of Hurricane Isaac Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the NHC in Miami. Isaac made landfall along the Louisiana coast of Plaquemines Parish, just southwest of mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm was classified as a Category 1 hurricane with 80 mph sustained winds.
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The waters of Bayou La Batre creep up the banks towards Little River Road Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Bayou La Batre, Ala. as residents prepare for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast.
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Greg Washington makes his way home in the Lower Ninth Ward through the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans. Hurricane Isaac is churning it's way across the Gulf of Mexico heading towards Louisiana, arriving at the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated Louisiana and Mississippi when it struck on Aug. 29, 2005.
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People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain as the storm nears land in New Orleans.
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People walk in the storm surge from Isaac on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain as the storm approaches landfall in New Orleans.
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Two men walk in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans
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As Hurricane Isaac hits the Gulf Coast on the eve of the 7-year anniversary of Katrina's arrival, it's drawing comparisons to the storm that devastated the region. "We don't expect a Katrina-like event, but remember there are things about a category one storm that can kill you" New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.
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Senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart tracks Isaac at the National Hurricane Center in Miami Tuesday. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned that Isaac, especially if it strikes at high tide, could cause storm surges of up to 12 feet.
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Dayea Maya and Roberto Melendez board up their business on Bourbon Street as hurricane Isaac heads toward New Orleans.
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Donald Taylor, Jr. watches his nephew Jaylon Ragus, 5, play with a gaming device in an evacuation shelter in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
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Wendy Curtis walks through the wind and rain from Isaac as the outer bands make landfall Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Chalmette, Louisiana.
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Lower Ninth Ward resident Hazzert Gillett speaks on the phone in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is bracing for the approach of Hurricane Isaac, now a Category 1 storm.
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A sign stands outside a Catholic church ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac to the Gulf Coast in Waveland, Mississippi.
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A motorist drives through a flooded street in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
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A woman enjoys the a heavy rain in the Tampa area due to severe weather with Tropical Storm Isaac.
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A bit of calm after the storm. A rainbow is seen in the sky after a heavy rain from Isaac near Tampa, Florida.
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Workers place plywood on the windows of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon St. to prepare for hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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A sign in the French Quarter invites people in ahead of hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Workers place plywood on the windows of the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon St. to prepare for hurricane Isaac.
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Local residents sit in a hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium in Louisiana. Hurricane Isaac is expected make landfall in the area.
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People begin to load up on supplies as hurricane Isaac heads to the New Orleans area. Dennis Paul loads up his purchased plywood in the parking lot of a Home Depot in New Orleans.
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City of Tampa workers put sand bags in the back of a truck in Tampa, Florida, U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac regained strength as it entered the Gulf of Mexico, forcing oil and gas production sites in its path to close and threatening the coasts of four U.S. states with a possible Category-2 hurricane.
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Tourists walk the beach at sunset ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 26, 2012 at Madeira Beach, Florida. Although the projected path of Tropical Storm Isaac has shifted away from the Tampa Bay area, the storm is still expected to cause heavy rains and wind along the Florida Gulf Coast.
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Florida National Guardsmen patrol outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The RNC is scheduled to convene on August 27 but will hold its first session on August 28 as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens disruptions due to its proximity to the Florida peninsula.
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Food and drink still seem to be available in Key West as tropical storm Isaac approached the island Sunday afternoon.
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Heather Boss and Brittney Lambert have fun in a flooded street due to heavy rains in Key West, Florida Sunday as heavy storm winds and rain hit the northern coast.
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Florida Power & Light Company, line specialist Dustin Pezet works to restore power as Tropical Storm Isaac strikes the Miami area Sunday.
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Oren Eshel boards a storefront on Duval Street in Key West,, florida in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.
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A car goes through a flooded street due to heavy rains in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 as heavy winds and rain hit the northern coast. Rain bands from Tropical Storm Isaac are expected to continue streaming across Marion County Monday as the ninth named storm of the 2012 hurricane season continues toward the northern Gulf of Mexico.
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Shira Edllan Gervasi puts her name on plywood protecting a storefront in Key West in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac.
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A person braves the rain at Clarence Higgs Beach in Key West, Fla., as Tropical Storm Isaac hits the area on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast.
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A cyclist rides his bike in Key West as Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys.
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A U.S. Coast Guard boat provides security in the waterways around Tampa where the Republican National Convention is being held even as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens disruptions due to its proximity to the Florida peninsula.
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A newspaper headline is seen on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa as weather forecasts continue to show Florida in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac.
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J.J. Dutton and Troy Davis from the Smith Fence company work on putting up a security fence around the Tampa Bay Times Forum, home of the Republican convention, as the area waits for Tropical Storm Isaac.
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A local resident loads sandbags in his pick-up car in anticipation of floods possibly generated by the weather system Isaac in Tampa, Florida.
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Andrew Marino and Colby Collier wheel a cart of sandbags back to their homes ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
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Robert Manis of Mango, Florida shops for batteries, flashlights, canned food and other supplies in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.
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A man stands on a post with a stop sign as waves pass the seawall during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac in Baracoa, Cuba.
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A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba.
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A bus drives past Havana's seafront following the passage of tropical storm Isaac. With winds reaching 50 miles per hour, the storm brought heavy rain and choppy seas to the Florida Keys after battering Haiti and sweeping across Cuba.
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A boy tries to take cover from the cold behind an appliance sitting higher than the floodwaters triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The storm swept across Haiti's southern peninsula adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake.
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A man stands next to his bed after Tropical Storm Isaac destroyed his home and others at a camp set up for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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A man carrying a bottle in his mouth slips as he wades through a flooded street, triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, a woman swims through flood waters in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince.
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In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, residents leave their flooded homes in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince.
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In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, a woman wades through what were dirt roads, now covered by flood waters, in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince.
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Waves pound the boardwalk, the Malecon, during the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac in Havana Cuba, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. The hurricane center said the storm was expected to be near or over the Florida Keys sometime later Sunday.
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A fisherman walks home under cloudy skies along the shores of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
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Local residents walk under the rain along a street of Enriquillo, southwestern Dominican Republic.
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People wade through flooded streets after Tropical Storm Isaac hit Barahona, Dominican Republic, Saturday.
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Children look out at the beach as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Friday.
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People stand in front of their home overlooking the sea as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
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People run over a bridge covered by debris as waves hit the seawall, caused by Tropical Storm Isaac in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
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Wearing a Dominican Red Cross t-shirt a kid walks in the street after Tropical Storm Isaac hit in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
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A man runs away from a wave as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches Barahona, Dominican Republic.
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People walk thru flooded streets after Tropical Storm Isaac hit in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
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A kid jumps over a downed power line pole after Tropical Storm Isaac hit in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
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Women wade through a flooded street under the rain as Tropical Storm Isaac affects Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
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Local residents walk under the rain in Enriquillo, southwestern Dominican Republic.
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People look out at the beach as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches in Barahona, Dominican Republic.
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A girl look out at the beach as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Friday.
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