Isaac makes landfall in Louisiana

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NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in southeast Louisiana with winds near 80 mph.

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Senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart tracks Isaac at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned that Isaac, especially if it strikes at high tide, could cause storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) along the coasts of southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) as far away as the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  AP
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Senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart tracks Isaac at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned that Isaac, especially if it strikes at high tide, could cause storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) along the coasts of southeast Louisiana and Mississippi and up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) as far away as the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's center reached land at 6:45 p.m. in Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans.

The storm's arrival Tuesday evening comes on the eve of the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region.

While not as powerful as Katrina, Isaac threatens to flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents have been hunkering down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck.

Isaac also promises to test a New Orleans levee system bolstered after the catastrophic failures during Katrina.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/28/12 - 08:10 am
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please tell those urban folk in New Orleans that a bad storm is on the way. Someone forgot to in 2005.

bclicious
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bclicious 08/28/12 - 10:11 pm
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Hopefully more common-sense is used!!!

Man, I hope that people have enough common sense to get the heck out of the way this time.

It appears as though people have learned their lessons the hard way, but we will see.

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