Hurricane Isaac, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday, left widespread areas of the Gulf Coast region flooded thanks to heavy downpours. Many residents in Louisiana and Mississippi were left without power according to the US Dept. of Energy.
Almost seven years after Katrina, residents of New Orleans were relieved that the multibillion dollar levees that were rebuilt to protect the city stood firm.
However, several low-lying areas outside of New Orleans did not fare as well. Many of the homes were under water forcing the evacuation of residents, some having to be plucked from their rooftop. Many had chosen to ride out what had seemed to them to be a small storm compared to Katrina. The bodies of a man and a woman were found [...]