Isaac waters top Louisiana levee, homes flooded

Aug 29 2012, 16:20 IST
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Storm surge driven by Hurricane Isaac is spilling over a levee in a thinly populated part of mostly rural Louisiana. Storm surge driven by Hurricane Isaac is spilling over a levee in a thinly populated part of mostly rural Louisiana.
SummaryParish President says 'portion of the roof of his home on the parish's west bank had blown off'.

Authorities say storm surge driven by Hurricane Isaac is spilling over a levee in a thinly populated part of mostly rural Louisiana, south of New Orleans.

Plaquemines Parish spokesman Caitlin Campbell said water was running over an 18-mile (29-kilometer) stretch of the levee early Wednesday and some homes had been flooded.

Sheriff's deputies were going house-to-house looking for residents who'd remained after an evacuation order.

Campbell said streets in the area were still passable.

Parish President Billy Nungesser said a portion of the roof of his home on the parish's west bank had blown off. He describes wind-driven rain coming into his home as ďlike standing in a light socket with a fire hose turned on.''

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