Photos: Hurricane Isaac

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  • Workers repair a roof next to a power pole destroyed by Hurricane Isaac in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Boothville, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Residents evacuate an area of rising waters from Hurricane Isaac rains on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Residents evacuate an area of rising waters from Hurricane Isaac rains on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Residents evacuate an area of rising waters from Hurricane Isaac rains on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Residents evacuate an area of rising waters from Hurricane Isaac rains on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Residents carry supplies to their homes in an area partially flooded from Hurricane Isaac on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish.Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 29: Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 29: Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision. Photos: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 29: Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 29: A car sits submerged in the flood waters of Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision on August 29, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 29: Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • A Slidell Police Department high water vehicle searches for people stranded by floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac storm surge on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A resident evacuates from flooding from Hurricane Isaac's storm surge on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Brittany Trumbaturi (C) prepares to leave her flooded home with family member Joshua Barbot (REAR) who came to rescue family members in a boat on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 30: Residents carry pillows, blankets and fuel containers past a flood berm while evacuating an area of rising waters from Hurricane Isaac. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • A woman is stranded with her truck in floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain on August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Keith and Leslie Robertson walk through flood water after checking on their house the Indigo Lakes subdivion on August 30, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 30: Angelina Jordan holds her mother's hand after they were rescued in a Slidell Police Department SWAT vehicle from flooding from Hurricane Isaac's storm surge on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 29: Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision on August 29, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana.Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • A flooded street in the Indigo Lakes subdivision from Hurricane Isaac on August 30, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • A Kenner Police boat looks for stranded residents from flood water that came on shore from Lake Pontratrain during Hurricane Isaac near the Indigo Lakes subdivsion on August 30, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • A military helicopter lands in a shopping center parking lot following Hurricane Isaac on August 30, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
  • Hilton Ellzey of New Orleans, LA, throws a sandbag on an awning that blew off the International House hotel on Camp Street in New Orleans early Wednesday as the strong winds of Hurricane Isaac affected the area. Photo by Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff.
  • Hilton Ellzey of New Orleans, LA, (left) and Justin Bourgeois of Raceland, LA, (right) try to stop an awning from going airborne in front of the International House hotel on Camp Street in New Orleans early Wednesday as the strong winds of Hurricane Isaac affected the area. Photo by Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff.
  • A humvee makes its way down Canal Street in New Orleans on Wednesday morning as the strong winds and heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac affected the area. Photo by Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff.
  • AUGUST 29: A car drives down Canal Street during Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 1 hurricane is slowly moving across southeast Louisiana, dumping large amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. Photo by Chris Graythen, Getty Images.
  • A videographer crosses Canal Street in New Orleans on Wednesday morning as the strong winds and heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac affected the area. Photo by Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff.
  • University of Alabama geography students Courtney Thompson Stokes, 24, of Cullman, AL (left) and Jaclyn Brown, 23, (right) of Germantown, TN, measure wind speed with their anemometers on Canal street in New Orleans on Tuesday evening as the rain bands associated with Hurricane Isaac move into the area. Photo by Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff.
  • AUGUST 29: Rain from Hurricane Isaac falls over Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by John Moore, Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 28: Three men sit on a bench at the edge of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen, Getty Images.
  • News crew along Canal Street in New Orleans on Wednesday morning as the strong winds and heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac affected the area. Photo by Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff.
  • Canal Street in New Orleans on Wednesday morning as the strong winds and heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac affected the area. Photo by Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff.
  • AUGUST 28: Ruffin Henry and Scout the dog swim in the rising water of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen, Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 29: Julia Wilson sits and watches as rain from Hurricane Isaac falls over Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by John Moore, Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 29: A traffic light glows red after being downed by Hurricane Isaac's winds in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 1 hurricane is slowly moving across southeast Louisiana, dumping large amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. Photo by John Moore, Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 29: A man walks his dog as rain from Hurricane Isaac falls over Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by John Moore, Getty Images.
  • A Slidell Police Department SWAT vehicle searches for people stranded by flooding from Hurricane Isaac storm surge on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain August 30, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 29: Tim Janson drinks a vodka tonic at the Funky Pirate bar as a morning rain from Hurricane Isaac falls over Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by John Moore, Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 29: A convoy of US National Guard trucks arrive at a staging area awaiting further instructions in New Orleans, Louisiana amid Hurricane Isaac. Isaac battered the city and surrounding region, flooding homes and driving stormy waters over the top of at least one levee, seven years to the day after Katrina devastated the city. Photo by Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 29: High winds and rain from Hurricane Isaac fall on the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 1 hurricane is slowly moving across southeast Louisiana, dumping large amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. Photo by Chris Graythen, Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 29: An uprooted and fallen tree is positioned in front of a house blocking a road in New Orleans, Louisiana as Hurricane Isaac battered the city and surrounding region, flooding homes and driving stormy waters over the top of at least one levee, seven years to the day after Katrina devastated the city. Packing vicious winds of 80 miles per hour and rolling slowly over Louisiana, Isaac has dumped huge quantities of rain. Photo by Getty Images.
  • A fallen streetlight sits in a puddle of water in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana as Hurricane Isaac battered the city and surrounding region, flooding homes and driving stormy waters over the top of at least one levee, seven years to the day after Katrina devastated the city. Packing vicious winds of 80 miles per hour and rolling slowly over Louisiana, Isaac has dumped huge quantities of rain on the renowned US jazz city as residents cowered in their homes. Photo by Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty
  • AUGUST 29: A pedestrian walks through the rain of Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 1 hurricane is slowly moving across southeast Louisiana, dumping large amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. Photo by John Moore, Getty Images.
  • AUGUST 29: A tree is blown over outside Tulane Medical Center during the rains from Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 1 hurricane is slowly moving across southeast Louisiana, dumping large amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. Photo by Mario Tama, Getty Images.
  • A headstone sits in a flooded cemetery on August 31, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Louisiana residents are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Police and onlookers gather at the edge of Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Damaged railroad cars sit in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A partially submerged home stands in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A tattered American flag flies in front of a partially submerged home in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A chemical plant and railroad cars sit in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A stop sign stands in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters with other debris on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Workers repair a roof in front of a power pole destroyed by Hurricane Isaac in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Boothville, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindahl talk with victims of Hurricane Isaac on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana. Days after Hurricane Isaac pounded Louisiana, Mitt Romney visited the state to view a neighborhood devastated by the storm. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • A flooded gas station sits in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A partially submerged truck and gazebo are seen in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters with a flooded chemical plant in the background on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A faded shipyard sign stands in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on September 1, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • U.S. Army soldiers (L) unload water and MRE's from a Black Hawk helicopter to members of the Boothville-Venice Volunteer Fire Department in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Venice, Louisiana. The fire department is providing the necessities to residents who have been largely cut off from the rest of the state by flooding after Hurricane Isaac. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Gett
  • A power pole destroyed by Hurricane Isaac dangles in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Boothville, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • U.S. Army soldiers depart in a Black Hawk helicopter after delivering water and MRE's as members of the Boothville-Venice Volunteer Fire Department take cover in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Venice, Louisiana. The fire department is providing the necessities to residents who have been largely cut off from the rest of the state by flooding after Hurricane Isaac. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes.
  • Residents and others wait to convoy into lower Plaquemines Parish following Hurricane Isaac on September 2, 2012 in Boothville, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Boothville-Venice Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dale Scarabin (R) helps unload MRE's delivered by the U.S. Army in a Black Hawk helicopter in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Venice, Louisiana. The fire department is supplying food and water to needy residents in lower Plaquemines who have been largely cut off from the rest of the state by flooding after Hurricane Isaac. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) talks with a man on the side of the road while touring a hurricane damaged neighorhood on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana. Days after Hurricane Isaac pounded Louisiana, Mitt Romney visited the state to view a neighborhood devastated by the storm. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • A boat displaced by Hurricane Isaac sits on the edge of a road in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Venice, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Residents and others ride in a convoy on top of a levee past debris to visit lower Plaquemines Parish following Hurricane Isaac on September 2, 2012 in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A sign reads 'You Loot We Shoot' in front of a home following Hurricane Isaac in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Empire, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Boats damaged by Hurricane Isaac sit in a harbor in lower Plaquemines Parish on September 2, 2012 in Buras, Louisiana. Today was the first day some residents of lower Plaquemines were allowed to return to assess damage to their homes. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A family looks on from their porch as the motorcade of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney passes through a damaged neighorhood on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana. Days after Hurricane Isaac pounded Louisiana, Mitt Romney visited the state to view a neighborhood devastated by the storm. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter flies over partially submerged homes in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on August 31, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Tombs dislodged by a levee breach from Hurricane Isaac's flood waters sit by a roadway amongst debris on August 31, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A truck drives through Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on August 31, 2012 in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Much of Plaquemines remains flooded as Louisiana residents cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Property remains partially submerged by Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on August 30, 2012 in Manchac, Louisiana. Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans remain without power and many evacuated from their homes days after the slow-moving Category 1 hurricane passed through the state. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Cattle are stranded by Hurricane Isaac's storm surge on August 31, 2012 in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Officials are attempting to conduct a cattle roundup in Plaquemines in an attempt to save around 200 cattle stranded by the storm. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Officials gather at a partially submerged road in Hurricane Isaac's flood waters on August 31, 2012 in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Louisiana residents continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • A resident cleans his apartment which flooded and doesn't have electricity on August 31, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Louisiana residents are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Headstones sit in a flooded cemetery on August 31, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Louisiana residents are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • People wait in line to enter Wal-Mart on August 31, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. The store is limiting the number of customers inside the store due to a shortage of available employees following Hurricane Isaac. Louisiana residents are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Partially submerged cars are seen in flooding from Hurricane Isaac's storm surge on August 31, 2012 in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Much of Plaquemines remains flooded as Louisiana residents cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Cattle are stuck in a mixture of mud debris washed in by Hurricane Isaac's storm surge on August 31, 2012 in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Officials are attempting to conduct a cattle roundup in Plaquemines in an attempt to save around 200 cattle stranded by the storm. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images
  • Kim LeBoeuf (R), and Jen Kulina-Lanese place kittens in a cage while preparing them for transport from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter on September 1, 2012 on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana. The animal shelter has been receiving a large number of dogs and cats who's owners' homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. The Humane Society of the United States is transferring 150 dogs and cats from the shelter to other locations in the U.S., anticipating that more pets rescued f
  • A cat awaits a medical exam before being transported from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter on September 1, 2012 on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana. The animal shelter has been receiving a large number of dogs and cats who's owners' homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. The Humane Society of the United States is transferring 150 dogs and cats from the shelter to other locations in the U.S., anticipating that more pets rescued from flood affected areas will be arriving in
  • A dog, traumatized when its owner's house was flooded due to Hurricane Isaac, awaits transport from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter on September 1, 2012 on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana. The animal shelter has been receiving a large number of dogs and cats who's homes were damaged or destroyed in the storm. The Humane Society of the United States is transferring 150 dogs and cats from the shelter to other locations in the U.S., anticipating that more pets rescued from flood affecte
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and his wife Ann Romney walk off the campaign plane on August 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Days after Hurricane Isaac pounded Louisiana, Mitt Romney visited the state to view the damage. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • Victims of Hurricane Isaac carry boxes of food from an aid distribution center on August 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The center was one of three in New Orleans operated by the Louisiana National Guard, which handed out bags of ice, boxes of food and tarps to residents, many of whom still have no electricity due to the storm. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Dolly, a two-year-old chiguagua, leans on the bar as local residents drink by candle light at JJ's bar during the continued blackout on August 31, 2012 in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. The area was still without electricity three days after Hurricane Isaac knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Louisiana National Guard soldiers direct victims of Hurricane Isaac to an aid distribution center August 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The center was one of three in New Orleans operated by the Louisiana National Guard, which handed out bags of ice, boxes of food and tarps to residents, many of whom still have no electricity due to the storm. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Local residents serve up chicken etouffee and rice delivered by the Louisiana National Guard at JJ's Bar in the Bywater neighborhood on August 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The military gave out the food to residents of the area, which was still without electricity three days after Hurricane Isaac knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • Local residents receive bags of ice and boxes of food at an aid center for people affected by Hurricane Isaac on August 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The center was one of three in New Orleans operated by the Louisiana National Guard, which handed out bags of ice, boxes of food and tarps to residents, many of whom still have no electricity due to the storm. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • A woman carries food and ice from an aid distribution center for victims of Hurricane Isaac on August 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The center was one of three in New Orleans operated by the Louisiana National Guard, which handed out bags of ice, boxes of food and tarps to residents, many of whom still have no electricity due to the storm. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
  • AUGUST 28: Two people pose for a photograph near Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen, Getty Images.
    
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Photos of Hurricane Isaac including flood damage, emergency response efforts, and Mitt Romney's visit to the storm-stricken areas of Louisiana

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