AFP 2012-08-31 06:09:47 Hurricane Isaac Hits New Orleans, Gulf Coast
SLIDELL, LA - AUGUST 30: Residents gather in flood waters from Hurricane Isaac???s storm surge on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. The large Category 1 hurricane had slowly moved across southeast Louisiana, dumping huge amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. The weather system has now been downgraded to a tropical storm but is still producing heavy rains and flooding as it moves north. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP
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