As Hurricane Isaac pounds the Gulf Coast, the slow moving storm has done some damage on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Plaquemines Parish, located south of New Orleans has sustained major flooding. Numerous houses have been inundated with water and a crushed by the rising tide. The National Guard has been on hand to save the lives of residents who were reluctant to leave their homes. Prior to the storm, there didn’t seem to be much of a concern about heavy flooding at Plaquemines Parish. In the early morning hours, authorities believe that residents in Plaquemines Parish are still stranded and in need of a rescue.
The rain forecast has doubled in some places due to the lack of movement. As of Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans has stood up to the storm well, but flooding is expected to increase over night. So far the Levees have maintained, and residents hope they continue to work.
3000 people are under an emergency evacuation order by buses and boats. As of Wednesday night, there was one confirmed death. Approximately 800 homes have been toppled and swallowed up by the heavy rain and rising water. As with many hurricanes, Isaac brought on tornadoes in Mississippi. According to the weather service there is a tornado watch until 8 a.m. Stay tuned for more details.