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Hitting Hard

Hitting the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, August 28th, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac frightens the residents of Louisiana and Mississippi causing thousands to flee from their homes.

The storm was bigger than what people expected, although, with only four fatalities and $2 billion in damage as of Friday, Isaac was not nearly as bad as Hurricane Katrina. The category one hurricane has now been downgraded to a tropical depression.

On Friday, August 31st, there was still an estimated 7,000 people without electricity in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Flood and flash flood warnings were still in effect for those in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.

With President Obama declaring a state of emergency on Monday, August 27th, Louisiana can receive federal resources to help their relief efforts. The effects from Hurricane Isaac are far from over with flood damage, rising gas prices and more.