Isaac Continues to Flood Gulf States, Residents Survey Damage

By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
August 30, 2012; 4:09 AM ET
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Isaac Continues to Flood Gulf States, Residents Survey Damage

Storified by Accu Weather · Thu, Aug 30 2012 04:09:14

Feeling sad. #Isaac took the home @JamesHPerry and I just bought. All safe. House was vacant except for my dreams. http://pic.twitter.com/h62AkGPBMelissa Harris-Perry
The storm surge has weakened remarkably fast here in Waveland. but not before leaving devastation in its wake. #sosad http://pic.twitter.com/8ht1BYngReed Timmer
Lake Pontchartrain is up to bottom of Lake Pontchartrain Bridge. http://pic.twitter.com/GGG1KGXrProof of Loss Svcs
More than 24 hours after #Isaac starts coming ashore, heavy rain bands and tropical storm gusts continue. http://pic.twitter.com/3fHVNiWHed lavandera
Most, if not all, Grand Isle roads still too flooded to drive along. #Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/CBMNx8yGed lavandera
Lake Pontchartrain school in laplace http://pic.twitter.com/wRyFJmlSJoe Darr
Just witnessed water rescue of dozens of people trapped in their homes by flooding in Braithwaite, LA. #isaac http://pic.twitter.com/tqmhOGKmTim Wetzel
@TraversMackel this was taken in Braithewaite. http://pic.twitter.com/AundRtPuJeff Leblanc
@WWLTV BRAITHWAITE PARK http://pic.twitter.com/qSLiyMKiDØÛ6£@§
This photo from SevereStudios Storm Chasers andFacebook
Flood water coming from beneath the flood wall in Braithwaite #Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/yAX8bgaGmegan kerry spencer
Water very high. Check out the construction machinery on the other side of the flood wall #Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/oosR1Fozmegan kerry spencer
Military vehicles and police crews now on scene here in Braithwaite. #Isaac http://pic.twitter.com/0naNxiV4megan kerry spencer
Getting video of ppl putting boats in flood waters here in Braithwaite. Looks like they're going to look for people. http://pic.twitter.com/JS2P24i0megan kerry spencer
#Isaac #Braithwaite #Plaquemines #LA #SAR @jebetz Rescues cont in People huddled on levee waiting for ride out. http://pic.twitter.com/4Z0yMPe0Nisqually Pines
#BREAKING #Plaquemines deps fighting winds/rain to get rescue boats in floodwater. #wfaaisaac @WWLTV http://pic.twitter.com/Ea3B751hJonathan Betz
@thomasmorstead a lot of wind and rain. Look at backyard http://pic.twitter.com/ToqR4cvBMargaret Guilbeau
Man hole covers are popping up in downtown NOLA. But pumps are pulling water out. 24 pumps sucking an inch per hour. All fully functional.Darrell Greene
View from the ABC 33/40 SKYCAM at Gulf Shores shortly before 8am #alwx http://pic.twitter.com/Y9axh3uoJames Spann
2 ft of water has flooded Hwy 90 in Biloxi, reached the doors of the Hard Rock Casino. Will worsen until 11am. http://pic.twitter.com/Rkog9nIDLauren Vargas
At daybreak, no relief from the very strong wind & rain from #Isaac in Plaquemines. Going on more than 12 hrs. now. #fb http://pic.twitter.com/uUfqLNYPMaya Rodriguez
Here's what #isaac looks like on highway 90 in Biloxi right now. High tide a couple hours away. http://pic.twitter.com/JstWWbmlKim Severson

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