On the eve of the 7th Anniversary of Katrina, category one storm “Hurricane Isaac” made landfall, hitting the southeastern portion of Louisiana state in the United States. The National Hurricane Center warns of “strong winds and a dangerous storm surge” along the Gulf coast. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu also warned residents to stay indoors to avoid flying debris. The storm has already caused storm surges and flooding in several locales including Shell Beach in Louisiana and Waveland, Mississippi. Forecasters predict the surges will get worse with water levels expected to rise between 6 to 12 feet on the coast of the Mississippi. Most parts of New Orleans should expect power outages. Entergy Corp is reporting 150,000 homes are without power. No casualties have been reported.
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