Hurricane Isaac Hits the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Isaac moved inland over southeastern Louisiana yesterday evening and brought with it 75 mph winds, a storm surge and flooding from heavy rains. As of this morning, the Category 1 hurricane was located over Houma, LA (45 miles south of New Orleans), and a hurricane warning remained in effect. The storm is expected to weaken later today to a tropical storm, and by tomorrow should be labeled a tropical depression as it moves further ashore.
Instagrammers from Charleston to New Orleans are capturing the scenes around them and sharing their photos with the tags #isaac and #hurricaneisaac. For the latest updates on the hurricane, visit the New York Times’ live blog.