From Alabama to Louisiana, Tropical storm Isaac is leaving its mark. The slow moving storm is still dumping rain across the southeast with nearly a foot of water in New Orleans alone. The damage forced President Barack Obama to declare federal emergencies in Louisiana and Mississippi.
The storm has caused hundreds of thousands of power outages. It has also forced dozens of search and rescue missions in Louisiana and Mississippi. Those rescue efforts may continue through today as storm surges and flooding remain a dangerous problem.
In Plaquemines Parish, crews pulled a 70-year-old man and his four dogs from the rooftop of a flooded home. The man says he lost his previous home to Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall seven years ago yesterday.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wants to make sure everyone knows that Isaac may be headed out but they are not in the clear yet.
"The first estimate is there could be as many as 800 homes that have gotten significant water damage here in Plaquemines Parish," said Jindal. "This storm is a very slow-moving storm. It will be moving through our state and we'll be dealing with this storm through early Friday morning."
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to weaken and could become a tropical depression later today.
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