New Orleans Levees Save City; First Isaac Fatality Reported

Luke 21:25,26 NAS “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay (tension from difficult circumstances that "won't move" which produces distress or anguish – causing someone to feel "locked in" or “tightly pressed”)  among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting (lose morale, become disheartened, like lapsing into temporary unconsciousness) from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world...

Unlike Hurricane Katrina which rushed through New Orleans and Louisiana, the remnants of Hurricane Isaac have stalled sending over two feet of rain that has flooded the areas around New Orleans.

The upgraded levee system put in place after Hurricane Katrina spared the city itself of flooding but surrounding towns are under several feet of water.

The first fatality of the storm was reported when a falling tree while removing debris from a roadway struck a tow truck driver in Mississippi.

Over 900,000 residents are without power in the area and officials have no estimates as to when power will be restored as the storm continues to creep through the area. Forecasters believe it could take until Friday for the storm to completely move out of Louisiana and into Arkansas.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant told CNN that the storm had a “major impact” on his state. He conducted the interview on a small patch of earth that he said once contained a man made beach which had been virtually destroyed.

“Thousands of homes have been damaged,” Bryant said. “People have been out of their homes and will be.”

Hundreds of residents around New Orleans had to be rescued from areas that did not flood during previous hurricanes. National Guard spokesmen put the number in the hundreds. Residents of the areas blamed the new levee system that protected New Orleans from flood waters for sending the water into areas that previously did not flood from major storms.


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