Isaac tarries, leaves Louisiana deluged

Posted: August 31, 2012 at 6:11 a.m.

Still plagued by strong storm surge from a weakening Isaac, residents leave their flooded neighborhood Thursday in LaPlace, north of New Orleans. Many houses were washed away, and one couple and their dogs were rescued by helicopter.

Isaac hovered over Louisiana for a third day Thursday, shedding more than a foot of additional rain that forced authorities to hurriedly evacuate areas ahead of the storm and rescue hundreds of people who could not escape as the rapidly rising waters swallowed entire neighborhoods.

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