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Helen Blouin holds on tight to Sgt. Julius Cage with the Louisiana National Guard as she is off loaded at a shelter in La Place, Louisiana. The state sent scores of buses and dozens of high-water vehicles to help evacuate about 3,000 people from St. John the Baptist Parish after Tropical Storm Isaac pushed water from lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas into parts of LaPlace. (AP Photo/Arthur D. Lauck, The Advocate)

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Aug. 30, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

Hurricane Isaac poured unrelenting rain Thursday, flooding areas north and south of New Orleans even as the city's fortified defenses held and forcing officials to launch speedy evacuation and rescue efforts in the face of fast-rising waters.

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