Water rate, which rose from the hurricane, "Isaac", began to overflow on Wednesday after a dam in one of the districts of the south-eastern part of the U.S. state of Louisiana, CNN, citing local authorities.
According to Billy Nangessera (Billy Nungesser), head of the district Plakmin, which is located only 90 km south-east of New Orleans, the three-meter dam was not broken, but the water starts to run over them.
"The water in some places, wash over the dam" — quoted Nangessera Reuters. As noted by the National Centre for Prevention of storms the U.S., it could lead to massive flooding in some areas.
According to a local newspaper Times-Picayune, official also suffered from the "Isaac": part of the roof of his house was torn by strong wind gusts that reach 130 kilometers per hour. In addition, his house began to fill with water.
According to U.S. meteorologists, as at 04.00 local time (13.00 MSK) "Isaac" was located 95 kilometers south of New Orleans, has been hit seven years ago by Hurricane "Katrina". Currently, "Isaac" is moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 13 kilometers per hour.
Previously reported that swept over Haiti "Isaac" completely destroyed 335 houses, more than 2.5 thousand buildings were seriously damaged. Nearly 15,000 people have been evacuated. The number of victims of the hurricane in Haiti, at last count, was 24 people and three others are missing. In addition, at least five people died in the Dominican Republic.
Hurricane a few airports in the U.S. states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were closed, about 1.5 thousand flights canceled. It also reported that more than 310,000 customers in Louisiana remained without electricity.
Victims of hurricane "Katrina", held over the New Orleans almost exactly seven years ago, and the subsequent floods of 1.836 thousand. The city was almost completely destroyed the business district, nearly all the tourist facilities and hospitals.