Isaac Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Aug. 29 2012 1:08 AM

Isaac Makes Landfall in Louisiana

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Evan Stoudt faces strong winds while visiting the banks of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans on August 28, 2012

Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages.

The latest on Hurricane Isaac (via the AP):

"Hurricane Isaac raked the Louisiana coast and headed for a shuttered New Orleans late Tuesday, with brutal timing that made up for much of what it lacked in punch. ...
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"A Category 1 hurricane with winds at 80 mph, Isaac came ashore at 6:45 p.m. CDT near the mouth of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana, drenching a sparsely populated neck of land that stretches into the Gulf of Mexico. But the worst was still to come as the slow-moving storm zeroed in on New Orleans, roughly 75 miles to the northwest."

We'll be back in the morning to check in on the latest.

 

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. Follow him on Twitter.