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Hurricane Isaac Hits New Orleans and the Rest of the Gulf Coast — PICTURES

August 26, 2012

Hurricane Isaac forced residents along the shores of three Gulf Coast states to seek shelter and cope with wind, rain, and flooding.

Below are photos of affected areas in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Check back as we add new photos to see more of Isaac's impact on the region.

Kneaka Griffin of Davant, La., holds 5-month-old Ra-Maaz Williams Wednesday at an evacuation shelter after Isaac made landfall as a hurricane, in Belle Chasse, La.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert))

A sherriff's vehicle sits in flood waters caused by Isaac on Thursday north of LaPlace, La., off Lake Pontchartrain.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Michael Ferbosses makes his way home through the wind and rain of Isaac in Chalmette, La., on Thursday.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

 

Chuck Cropp (center); his son, Piers (left); and wife, Liz, wade through floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday in New Orleans.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Danessa Lee (left) comforts her granddaughter, Ashanti Lee, 12, after their family was rescued Wednesday in Pearlington, Miss., by law enforcement officers and first responders.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A man fills his tank at a gas station Wednesday in South Euclid, Ohio. Drivers are facing the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months as Hurricane Isaac swamps the nation's oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast. Some states in the Midwest suffered even more-dramatic spikes. Ohio prices jumped 14 cents, Indiana's prices went up 13 cents, and prices in Illinois rose by 10 cents, according to the Oil Price Information Service.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

 

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal visits volunteers, media, and residents as the Riverbend Nursing Center is evacuated on Wednesday in Jesuit Bend, La.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Water covers a rooftop after Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La., on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A resident is transported to waiting assistance after Hurricane Isaac made landfall on Wednesday, flooding homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La.((AP Photo/Gerald Herbert))

 

People and a dog who were rescued from their flooded homes load into a Louisiana National Guard truck near Braithwaite on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Keith Billiot (left) rides in a rescue boat on Wednesday carrying Sam Maltese (right) and his family from their flooded home in Braithwaite.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Hurricane Isaac has flooded homes in Braithwaite, La., with up to 10 feet of water.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

 

A streetlight dangles over Louisiana Highway 56 as utility poles knocked askew by Hurricane Isaac lean over the roadway on Wednesday as the eye of the storm passed over the area.(AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

Members of the Army National Guard patrol Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hurricane Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods South Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Miss., on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

 

Red Cross worker Lynette Nyman gets a hug on Tuesday from Steven Neal, who is taking shelter at the Theodore High School in Theodore, Ala.(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

A man crosses Canal Street in New Orleans in the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday morning.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A pedestrians passes a fallen newsstand as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

 

On Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (center) speaks to (from left) Army Corps of Engineers Canal Capt. Ray Newman; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming; Sen. David Vitter, R-La.; and Jefferson Parish President John Young while touring the new levee wall and pumps at the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans, built after Hurricane Katrina.(AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

A deserted Bourbon Street in the French Quarter is shown as Hurricane Isaac nears New Orleans on Tuesday.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Waves tear apart a pier along Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala., on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

 

The Waterfront Seafood company is flooded as water covers Shell Belt Road in Bayou La Batre, Ala. on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Timbers smolder after a fire gutted a house on stilts in a Bay St. Louis, Miss., neighborhood after rising storm waters from Isaac prevented firemen from responding quickly on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Holbrook Mohr)

The Theodore Church of God in Theodore, Ala. canceled its revival on Tuesday because of the storm.(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

 

Terry Dickson walks through the streets of the Lower Ninth Ward as Hurricane Isaac moves closer on Tuesday in New Orleans.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tommy Leonard, of Port Sulphur, La., brings his dog to animal control officers, who are keeping evacuees' pets during the hurricane.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Teresa Ragas (left) and her husband, Bertrand Ragas of Port Sulphur, La., lie side-by-side in cots at an evacuation shelter in Belle Chasse, La.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

People walk in the storm surge from Isaac on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

National Hurricane Center Deputy Director Ed Rappaport briefs a national television audience on the progress of Hurricane Isaac on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Andy Newman)

Andrew Theriot flies a kite down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter as rain from Hurricane Isaac falls Tuesday in New Orleans.((AP Photo/David J. Phillip))

 

Jaden Fabian, 1, cries as she is loaded into a car seat as her family evacuats in advance of Isaac.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Drivers along a stretch of the Florida Turnpike slow down after passing a sign warning of severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaac.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Brenda Johns, 66, a survivor of Katrina, says she trusts that God will protect her and her next-door neighbor, but she is taking no chances, securing her home and moving off the beach-front lot in Long Beach, Miss., in advance of the arrival of Isaac.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

 

A sailboat is grounded on the beach in Pass Christian, Miss., on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A marker was erected after Hurricane Katrina for the 17th Street Canal floodwall in New Orleans. A portion of the wall was rebuilt after giving way during Katrina seven years ago.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Stacey Davis hands a screw to his son as they board up windows on their New Orleans home before Isaac hit on Tuesday.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

 

Hubert Darby works to lower flags in Robertsdale, Ala., as residents prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

A woman leaving the Republican National Convention battles wind as Tropical Storm Isaac passes off the coast of Tampa on Monday.(UPI/Kevin Dietsch)

 

John Hassell walks his dog in between squalls blowing across Tampa Bay at Ballast Park on Monday.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Watching the weather for Tropical Storm Isaac at the GOP convention in Tampa on Sunday.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Isaac late on Sunday, Aug. 26.(NOAA)

 

Lifeguard Duane Gonzalez takes down the red warning flag on a beach in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Production staff for the Today show wear ponchos on the floor of the Republican National Convention.(Liz Lynch)

A newspaper headline on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

 

Storm clouds looming over the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday.(Chet Susslin)

Storm clouds blow over the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday.(UPI/Kevin Dietsch)

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