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  • National Hurricane Center Deputy Director Ed Rappaport briefs a national television audience o the progress of Hurricane Isaac Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the NHC in Miami.

      National Hurricane Center Deputy Director Ed Rappaport briefs a national television audience o the progress of Hurricane Isaac Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at the NHC in Miami.
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  • A deserted Bourbon Street in the French Quarter is shown as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in New Orleans.

      A deserted Bourbon Street in the French Quarter is shown as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in New Orleans.
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  • This Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 image taken from video shows a portion of a 3.5-mile-long berm made of sand built with money from BP PLC to protect Dauphin Island, Ala. from oil during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials are hoping it will help protect the coastal barrier from storm surge during Hurricane Isaac.

      This Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 image taken from video shows a portion of a 3.5-mile-long berm made of sand built with money from BP PLC to protect Dauphin Island, Ala. from oil during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials are hoping it will help protect the coastal barrier from storm surge during Hurricane Isaac.
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  • The waters of Bayou La Batre surround the front doors of Waterfront Seafood Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Bayou La Batre, Ala.

      The waters of Bayou La Batre surround the front doors of Waterfront Seafood Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Bayou La Batre, Ala.
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  • People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • People walk in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      People walk in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • Kevin Clark of Irvington uses his smart phone to photograph the rising waters of the Mississippi sound as they push on to Shell Belt Road at Niolon Lane Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Bayou La Batre, Ala.

      Kevin Clark of Irvington uses his smart phone to photograph the rising waters of the Mississippi sound as they push on to Shell Belt Road at Niolon Lane Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Bayou La Batre, Ala.
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  • People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • A group of thrill-seekers face the waves as they crash over the seawall of Lake Pontchartrain at Canal Boulevard in New Orleans Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as Hurricane Isaac approaches.

      A group of thrill-seekers face the waves as they crash over the seawall of Lake Pontchartrain at Canal Boulevard in New Orleans Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as Hurricane Isaac approaches.
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  • Dillard University students stay at the shelter in the gym of Centenary Colleges as they evacuated from New Orleans because of Hurricane Isaac Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2012 in Shreveport, La.

      Dillard University students stay at the shelter in the gym of Centenary Colleges as they evacuated from New Orleans because of Hurricane Isaac Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2012 in Shreveport, La.
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  • Debris lies strewn over the parkway going to Dauphin Island forcing a closure to the island on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Coden, Ala. Alabama took a glancing blow from Hurricane Isaac on Tuesday as it headed toward landfall in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

      Debris lies strewn over the parkway going to Dauphin Island forcing a closure to the island on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Coden, Ala. Alabama took a glancing blow from Hurricane Isaac on Tuesday as it headed toward landfall in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
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  • A woman stands on a partially submerged picnic bench in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      A woman stands on a partially submerged picnic bench in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media about preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac from the White House Diplomatic Room in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012.

      U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media about preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac from the White House Diplomatic Room in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • Andrew Theriot flies a kite down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter as rain from Hurricane Isaac falls Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in New Orleans.

      Andrew Theriot flies a kite down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter as rain from Hurricane Isaac falls Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in New Orleans.
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  • Waves from Isaac crash against the Jetty East condominium in Destin, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as the storm makes its way toward expected landfall in Louisiana.

      Waves from Isaac crash against the Jetty East condominium in Destin, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as the storm makes its way toward expected landfall in Louisiana.
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  • L'Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      L'Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal listens to Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming while touring the new levee wall and pumps at the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans, built after Hurricane Katrina, as Hurricane Isaac approaches, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal listens to Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming while touring the new levee wall and pumps at the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans, built after Hurricane Katrina, as Hurricane Isaac approaches, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • Meteorologists Alycia Gilliland and Christopher Johnson, of the Center For Severe Weather Research, place instrumentation pods to research the changing effects of tropical winds as they hit land, on top of a levee in Plaquemines Parish, La., due to the impending landfall of Isaac.

      Meteorologists Alycia Gilliland and Christopher Johnson, of the Center For Severe Weather Research, place instrumentation pods to research the changing effects of tropical winds as they hit land, on top of a levee in Plaquemines Parish, La., due to the impending landfall of Isaac.
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  • Waves crash Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Dauphin Island, Ala., as Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast.

      Waves crash Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Dauphin Island, Ala., as Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast.
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  • Waves from the Santa Rosa Sound crash over the Navarre Beach causeway in Navarre, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast. Isaac became a hurricane that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.

      Waves from the Santa Rosa Sound crash over the Navarre Beach causeway in Navarre, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast. Isaac became a hurricane that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.
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  • National Guardsmen Sgt. Matthew Limbert, left, and Cadet Clovis Vaughn of the 141st Field Artillery stationed at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, guard the Superdome as Isaac approaches New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      National Guardsmen Sgt. Matthew Limbert, left, and Cadet Clovis Vaughn of the 141st Field Artillery stationed at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, guard the Superdome as Isaac approaches New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • A Mississippi Department of Transportation sign in Hattiesburg, Miss., warns southbound motorists on U.S. 49 of weather conditions in South Mississippi on Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012.

      A Mississippi Department of Transportation sign in Hattiesburg, Miss., warns southbound motorists on U.S. 49 of weather conditions in South Mississippi on Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012.
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  • Matthew Nicaud braves the wind as waves crash over the seawall of Lake Pontchartrain at Canal Boulevard in New Orleans,Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as Isaac approaches.

      Matthew Nicaud braves the wind as waves crash over the seawall of Lake Pontchartrain at Canal Boulevard in New Orleans,Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as Isaac approaches.
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  • A truck makes its way along flooded Bienville Blvd. at the Dauphin Island Ferry landing Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Dauphin Island, Ala. as residents prepare for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast.

      A truck makes its way along flooded Bienville Blvd. at the Dauphin Island Ferry landing Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Dauphin Island, Ala. as residents prepare for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast.
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  • A surfer rides a wave generated by Tropical Storm Isaac in Panama City Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

      A surfer rides a wave generated by Tropical Storm Isaac in Panama City Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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