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Isaac Floods Lousiana's Plaquemines Parish

Steve Inskeep talks to Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish, about how Hurricane Isaac is impacting his community. Nungesser says the storm that hit his parish in southeast Louisiana was "no Category 1" hurricane.

Isaac Cuts Off Power To Gulf Coast Residents

While Hurricane Issac is less powerful than Katrina which struck seven years ago, it has already cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people. In addition water has topped a levee in southeastern Louisiana.

Isaac Hits Gulf Coast On Katrina Anniversary

The Mississippi Gulf Coast took a lashing overnight from Hurricane Isaac. A big storm surge, tropical force winds and pounding rain hit the area. But in some ways, the memory of Hurricane Katrina makes it harder for a much weaker hurricane like Isaac to garner that same sense of urgency.

Isaac Dumps Major Rainfall Around New Orleans

Because Isaac is moving slowly, it is dumping a lot of rain. The president of Plaquemines Parish is reporting plenty of damage. He says water washed over a levee and stranded people in that area of southeastern Louisiana.

South Carolina Drenched By Isaac Spinoff

A second storm detached itself from Hurricane Isaac and is moving up the Atlantic Coast. It dumped nearly eight inches of rain over South Carolina on Tuesday.

GOP Reaches Out To Women More In Convention Programming Than In Platform Writing

The Republican National Convention is trying to build a bridge to more female voters.