Isaac Soaks Gulf Coast

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 1:18pm

Storm continues to dump rain on Louisiana and Mississippi.

Nearly 4,000 people are coming out of shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi to see what's left of their homes.

In some cases the houses are only peaking out of flood waters thanks to the intense rain dropped by Isaac.

Dozens were evacuated when the levee protecting Plaquemines Parish failed.

In Slidell emergency crews spent the morning rescuing people from flooding.

Pumps protecting the community couldn't keep up with the rising water.

In Gulfport, Mississippi police officers caught a possible tornado on their dashboard camera.

Residents who lost homes, expressed surprise over Isaac's strength.

"We felt pretty sure it would have withstood a hurricane one," said Beau Peddington.

The majority of those in metro New Orleans have no power, but overall the area was spared thanks to levee improvements made since Hurricane Katrina.

By mid-morning crews were already cleaning up the damage from downed street lights and fallen debris, trying to help a battle weary city start to move on.

Airports in New Orleans remain closed due to damage.

No estimate has been given on when they will re-open.

Meanwhile, Isaac is continuing its trek inland, still unleashing rain on other communities.

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