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As Hurricane Isaac wanes, Gulf region mops up from storm

A woman walks through flood waters from Hurricane Isaac storm surge on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain on August 30, 2012 in Mandeville, Louisiana.
A woman walks through flood waters from Hurricane Isaac storm surge on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain on August 30, 2012 in Mandeville, Louisiana.Mario Tama / Getty Images

Reuters reports: The remnants of Hurricane Isaac trudged north on Thursday and U.S. Gulf Coast residents started to mop up and assess damage, even as much of Louisiana was still flooded and without power.

Isaac, which was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday after hitting the region as a Category 1 hurricane, did little damage to New Orleans, where stronger barriers were installed after 2005's Hurricane Katrina almost laid waste to the city. Continue reading the full story.

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