At this point it is safe to say that Isaac was great, but at the same time slow the storm, which took almost the entire U.S. coast for two and a half days. The victims were seven dead and thousands of homes suffered serious damage, the consequences of the storm Isaac.
As a result of the storm water levels in the bays and lakes rose to record levels. As a result, thousands of homes were under water. Resist a levee in New Orleans, but at the same time, other regions that were previously considered safe — were flooded. Representatives of the Corps of Engineers believe that much of the area was flooded with water due to the fact that a strong storm surge pushed away from the New Orleans levees.
After this incident, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been heavily criticized, like the last time there was during Hurricane Katrina, when most of the city remained under water, since the government has spent millions to restore the security of municipal areas.
In cities such as Lapleys, people want to know who is to blame for the accident. There are several areas of the city under water, despite the fact that they previously never do not suffer from flooding, even during storms.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. David Vitter has asked for an independent investigation to determine the ultimate cause of flooding.
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Flooding Louisiana and Mississippi
September 4. After the last storm, Isaac, who for several days savaged U.S. and flooded the Gulf Coast, after several days in Louisiana and Missipi remain flooded some low-lying areas.
Most of them are in Illuziane where on Monday was yesterday registered 100,000 people without electricity. Thousands more were left without power in the states of Mississippi and Arkansas. Some of them are living in shelters or went to stay with relatives and friends in other cities.
One local woman told me that her family is now divided, as she and her daughter at the time, moved in with relatives of her husband, and her husband and son were in the suburbs. Her family was the second time loses his house, first they lost during Hurricane Katrina.
Meanwhile, inspectors from the Federal agency is trying to find out the total amount of damage caused by the storm and subsequent flooding. According to them, residents can apply for grants to get help with the repair of homes or for temporary housing, among other expenses.
President Barack Obama is to visit Louisiana on Monday, the day before the Democratic National Convention. In Louisiana, he will meet with local officials to see the damage and recovery plans in the region. Also, among those who will visit the affected states will be presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
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Photographic: Hurricane "Isaac" in Louisiana