St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff�s deputies evacuate residents from the River Forest subdivision in LaPlace, La. as wind-driven tides flood the neighborhood Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Isaac arrived exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina and passed slightly to the west of New Orleans, where the city's fortified levee system easily handled the assault. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Brett Duke) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT
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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.