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Louisiana Still Dealing With Impact of Isaac

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While Isaac has left Louisiana, many of the Bayou State’s residents are left with flooded homes, and with no power, air conditioning or clean water.

Neighborhoods are underwater and it will be a few days before the soupy brown water recedes and people forced out can return home.

The slow-moving storm that dumped as much as 16 inches of rain in some areas has moved into the nation’s midsection.

But left in Isaac’s wake include a dam in Mississippi on the Louisiana border that has been stressed by the storm. Officials are pumping water from a reservoir to ease the pressure behind it. In Arkansas, power lines are down and trees have been knocked over.

In Louisiana alone, the storm cut power to 901,000 homes — or almost half of the state. The Public Service Commission says that number was down to 821,000 without power by last night.

At least five deaths have been reported in Louisiana and Mississippi. The latest two victims, a man and a woman, were discovered late yesterday in a home south of New Orleans.

New Orleans was spared any major damage. The curfew has been lifted and the city has returned to its usual liveliness.

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