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Gulf Coast Flooding 'Happened So Fast'

About 30 miles west of New Orleans, St. John the Baptist Parish was flooded quickly from two lakes, including Lake Pontchartrain. Hurricane Isaac's strong winds created a surge — forcing water into residential areas and evacuations of thousands of people.
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Effects Of Issac Linger, Power Is Out For Many

Even though Isaac has been down graded from its hurricane strength, it hasn't lost all its punch. The storm continues drench Louisiana and Mississippi, and it's making it difficult to restore electricity and to get a full sense of damage.
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Isaac Punishes Mississippi Coast For Days

Isaac's lashing of the Mississippi coast has been relentless. For more than 36 hours, the storm sent wave after wave of driving rain and tropical storm force winds ashore, and spawned tornadoes. Flooding inland is widespread because of the more than 10 inches of rain dumped on the region.
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Hurricane Isaac 'Fooled A lot Of People'

Marlaine Peachey works in the mayor's office in Mandeville, La. During severe weather she mans the office 24-7. She tells Steve Inskeep that Hurricane Issac was a water event they didn't expect.
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New Orleans Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to crawl across Louisiana. In New Orleans, authorities are breathing a sigh of relief that the new, $14 billion levee system held. But they put on a demonstration of resolve to deter potential looters who might take advantage of the hiatus between the storm and the return to normalcy.
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Doing It To Win: Veterans Raise Bar At Paralympics

Among the athletes at the ongoing 2012 games in London are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organizers of the games say the vets raise the caliber of the competition. And injured veterans say Paralympic sports provide inspiration and the prospect of a normal, active life.

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