Isaac lashes the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeast Louisiana late Tuesday as Gulf Coast residents hunkered down waiting out another storm on the eve of Hurricane Katrina's seventh anniversary. Alabama also took a glancing blow from Hurricane Isaac, and while the state lifted a mandatory evacuation order, hundreds were still forced to seek shelter.
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Aug. 28, 2012: People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.
Aug. 28, 2012: 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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Aug. 28, 2012: A Plaquemines Parish vehicle rides through rising floodwater behind the levee as Isaac approaches, which is expected to make landfall in the region as a hurricane this evening in Venice, La., the southernmost tip of Louisiana.
Aug. 28, 2012: Stacey Davis, left, hands a screw to his son as they board up windows on their home before Hurricane Isaac hits in New Orleans.
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Aug. 28, 2012: A man sleeps outside a boarded up building on Canal St., prior to Tropical Storm Isaac, which made landfall in the region as a hurricane this evening, in New Orleans.
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Aug. 28, 2012: Allen Williams, of Davant, La., who turned 93 years-old today, sits in an evacuation shelter in Belle Chasse, La.
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Aug. 28, 2012: People staying at the Theodore High School shelter line up for lunch.
Aug. 28, 2012: Dillard University students stay at the shelter in the gym of Centenary Colleges as they evacuated from New Orleans because of hurricane Isaac in Shreveport, La.
Aug. 28, 2012: The waters of Bayou La Batre surround the front doors of Waterfront Seafood in Bayou La Batre, Ala. as residents prepared for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast.
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Aug. 28, 2012: Waves tear apart a pier along the Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island.
Aug. 28, 2012: The waters of Bayou La Batre creep up the banks towards Little River Road in Bayou La Batre, Ala. as residents prepared for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast.
Aug. 28, 2012: A truck makes its way along flooded Bienville Blvd. at the Dauphin Island Ferry landing in Dauphin Island, Ala. as residents prepared for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast.
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Aug. 28, 2012: Debris from crashing waves lies strewn over the parkway going to Dauphin Island forcing a closure to the island in Coden, Ala.
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Aug. 28, 2012: Waves tear apart piers and crash into the back yards of homes along the Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island.
Aug. 28, 2012: A motorist drives through a flooded street in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Aug. 28, 2012: Bay St. Louis, Miss., first responders brave a driving rain storm as they use an airboat to reach a house fire in a flooded subdivision.
Aug. 28, 2012: Timbers smolder after a fire gutted a house on stilts in a Bay St. Louis, Miss., neighborhood after rising storm waters from Isaac prevented firemen from responding quickly with their trucks. First responders used an airboat to reach the house in order to make sure the flames did not affect any neighboring homes.