Isaac still a flood threat
Aug 29, 2012 / 7:06 am
Hurricane Isaac is moving slowly inland toward New Orleans from the Gulf of Mexico. There is still a threat of a dangerous storm surge that could bring flooding.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory early Wednesday the storm remained a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 80 mph as it rolled at just 6 mph up from a Gulf landfall in southeast Louisiana.
High water pushed by the storm has already flooded over the top of one levee in a rural stretch of Plaquemines Parish south of New Orleans. The levee is not part of the city's storm defence.
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