People leave a building by boat after Isaac flooded the community of Braithwaite, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.
Floodwaters surge into subdivisions in Laplace, west of U.S. 51 and south of I-10, in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac on Aug. 30, 2012.
Windblown telephone poles wait for repair on Highway 23 near Ironton, La., in Plaquemines Parish on Aug. 29, 2012.
Two men paddle down a flooded street in Reserve, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.
Cows are stranded in floodwaters after Hurricane Isaac came through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.
Lonney Sciortino prepares to cut down a tree which fell on top of his tamale stand during Hurricane Isaac in Arabi, La., on Aug. 30, 2012.
Brittany Trumbaturi, center, prepares to leave her flooded home with family member Joshua Barbot who came to rescue family members in a boat in Slidell, La., Aug. 30, 2012.
A boat is washed ashore in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, Aug 29, 2012.
Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision on Aug 29, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana.
A man and a woman walk through flood waters on St. Roch Ave. as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Aug. 29, 2012. The two were trying to reach a local gas station to retrieve supplies.
People sit in a rescue truck atop a levee near floodwaters after being rescued in Plaquemines Parish in Braithwaite, La., Aug. 29, 2012.
A man stands in front of an uprooted oak tree on Louisiana Avenue as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Aug. 29, 2012.
Research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
Storm surge from Hurricane Isaac flood parts of Waveland, Miss., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
Ronnie Willis makes his way across Canal Street through the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday in New Orleans.
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