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New Orleans withstands Isaac's wrath, for now

A resident of Plaquemines Parish who was rescued from his flooded home sits in the back of a pickup truck during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

A resident of Plaquemines Parish who was rescued from his flooded home sits in the back of a pickup truck during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

A resident of Plaquemines Parish who was rescued from his flooded home sits in the back of a pickup truck during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano
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A man and a woman walk through flood waters on St. Roch ave. as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

A man and a woman walk through flood waters on St. Roch ave. as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

A man and a woman walk through flood waters on St. Roch ave. as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
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Residents of Plaquemines Parish who were rescued from their flooded homes sit in the back of a pickup truck during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Residents of Plaquemines Parish who were rescued from their flooded homes sit in the back of a pickup truck during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Residents of Plaquemines Parish who were rescued from their flooded homes sit in the back of a pickup truck during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano
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Susan Braun of Biloxi takes a look along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Susan Braun of Biloxi takes a look along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Susan Braun of Biloxi takes a look along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
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Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
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The Suomi-NPP satellite captured a night time view of then-Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico early on August 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout

The Suomi-NPP satellite captured a night time view of then-Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico early on August 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout

The Suomi-NPP satellite captured a night time view of then-Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico early on August 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout
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The Suomi-NPP satellite captured a night time view of then-Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico early on August 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout

The Suomi-NPP satellite captured a night time view of then-Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico early on August 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout

The Suomi-NPP satellite captured a night time view of then-Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico early on August 28, 2012. REUTERS/NASA Earth Observatory/Handout
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Airmen from the Louisiana National Guardsmen help rescue citizens from Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish near New Orleans during Hurricane Isaac in this handout photo taken August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Cpt. Lance Cagnolatti/U.S. Army/Handout

Airmen from the Louisiana National Guardsmen help rescue citizens from Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish near New Orleans during Hurricane Isaac in this handout photo taken August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Cpt. Lance Cagnolatti/U.S. Army/Handout

Airmen from the Louisiana National Guardsmen help rescue citizens from Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish near New Orleans during Hurricane Isaac in this handout photo taken August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Cpt. Lance Cagnolatti/U.S. Army/Handout
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Soldiers with the Mississippi Army National Guard help deputies make contact with civilians stranded near the Silver Slipper Casino as the Hurricane Isaac storm surge rises over the sea wall in St. Louis, Mississippi in this National Guard handout photo released August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mississippi National Guard/Sgt. Scott Tynes/Handout

Soldiers with the Mississippi Army National Guard help deputies make contact with civilians stranded near the Silver Slipper Casino as the Hurricane Isaac storm surge rises over the sea wall in St. Louis, Mississippi in this National Guard handout...more

Soldiers with the Mississippi Army National Guard help deputies make contact with civilians stranded near the Silver Slipper Casino as the Hurricane Isaac storm surge rises over the sea wall in St. Louis, Mississippi in this National Guard handout photo released August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mississippi National Guard/Sgt. Scott Tynes/Handout
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Chelsey Lafontaine cleans the lens of a camera so Crystal Wright can take photos along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Chelsey Lafontaine cleans the lens of a camera so Crystal Wright can take photos along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Chelsey Lafontaine cleans the lens of a camera so Crystal Wright can take photos along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
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The Mississippi Army National Guard keeps people off the streets during curfew along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

The Mississippi Army National Guard keeps people off the streets during curfew along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

The Mississippi Army National Guard keeps people off the streets during curfew along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
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Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
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A street is flooded as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A street is flooded as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A street is flooded as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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An uprooted tree lies on power lines as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

An uprooted tree lies on power lines as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

An uprooted tree lies on power lines as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Water floods a neutral ground as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Water floods a neutral ground as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Water floods a neutral ground as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
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The surf washes over the West Side Pier as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

The surf washes over the West Side Pier as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

The surf washes over the West Side Pier as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
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An uprooted palm tree blocks a road as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

An uprooted palm tree blocks a road as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

An uprooted palm tree blocks a road as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A blown over tree sits on power lines admist strong wind and rain during Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

A blown over tree sits on power lines admist strong wind and rain during Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

A blown over tree sits on power lines admist strong wind and rain during Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
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Hurricane Isaac is seen churning in the Gulf of Mexico after making landfall on the Louisiana coast in this NASA handout satellite image taken on August 29, 2012. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/GOES Project/Handout

Hurricane Isaac is seen churning in the Gulf of Mexico after making landfall on the Louisiana coast in this NASA handout satellite image taken on August 29, 2012. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/GOES Project/Handout

Hurricane Isaac is seen churning in the Gulf of Mexico after making landfall on the Louisiana coast in this NASA handout satellite image taken on August 29, 2012. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/GOES Project/Handout
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Police stand watch over a French Quarter intersection as Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Police stand watch over a French Quarter intersection as Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Police stand watch over a French Quarter intersection as Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano
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A porta-potty is seen floating on a flooded street as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A porta-potty is seen floating on a flooded street as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A porta-potty is seen floating on a flooded street as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A fallen tree rests on a roof as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A fallen tree rests on a roof as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A fallen tree rests on a roof as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A man stands in front of an uprooted oak tree on Louisiana Avenue as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

A man stands in front of an uprooted oak tree on Louisiana Avenue as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

A man stands in front of an uprooted oak tree on Louisiana Avenue as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
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A New Orleans police car navigates through debris as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A New Orleans police car navigates through debris as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

A New Orleans police car navigates through debris as Hurricane Isaac passes through New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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