Louisiana - Isaac weakens to tropical storm but still threatens major flooding
Manuel Roig-Franzia and Brady DennisNEW ORLEANS — Isaac, a vast storm that tore through southeastern Louisiana on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm after pushing floodwaters over a levee in marshy Plaquemines Parish and forcing the dramatic rescue of dozens of stranded residents.
Many of the rescues were conducted Wednesday by local residents, who scrambled to help their neighbors in private boats while high winds blocked government crews from crossing the Mississippi River. The citizen rescuers were being hailed as heroes in remote Plaquemines, a region known for its shrimp boats and citrus orchards that was hit hard by Katrina in 2005.
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"Louisiana - Isaac weakens to tropical storm but still threatens major flooding", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2012. Consulté le 03/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/louisiana-isaac-weakens-to-tropical-storm-but-still-threatens-major-flooding