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Isaac blows into New Orleans

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 - 01:21

Aug. 29 - Downgraded to a tropical storm, Isaac's occasional gusts of 80-mile-per hour winds and lumbering pace still have Louisiana officials worried. Deborah Gembara reports.

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This is what the famed Bourbon Street looks like now that Isaac has blown into New Orleans. The few who braved the city's streets, struggled against Isaac's 80 mile-per-hour winds. The category 1 hurricane downed several trees, littering streets as it moves slowly across the state. It's pace is particularly worrying to Louisiana officials. Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu. SOUNDBITE: Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu saying: "Some storms move by very quickly and cause a lot of damage shortly other storms that seem to be less powerful stick around for a long time and they continue a pounding that can actually cause more damage. And, I believe we are beginning to see the effects of that across all of Louisiana." some storms move by very quickly and cause a lot of damage shortly other storms that seem to be less powerful stick around for a long time and they continue a pounding that can actually cause more damage. And, I believe we are beginning to see the effects of that across all of Louisiana." Water and sewage systems in city are operating on backup power. SOUNDBITE: Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu saying: I'm just going to ask you to minimize the flushing of toilets." Isaac isn't expected to pack the wallop that Katrina, a category 3 hurricane did. It could, however, unleash flooding in a region still struggling to recover from the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Isaac blows into New Orleans

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 - 01:21

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