Many Still Without Power After Isaac
On September 3, nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac began battering the Gulf Coast, some areas of Louisiana remain flooded and without electricity. The slow moving storm dropped heavy rain on parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas for three days and made it difficult for emergency responders and power companies to provide assistance to residents of flooded areas because of the force of the wind and the rain. As of September 3, approximately 118,000 customers in Louisiana remained without power, and emergency crews in some areas continued working around the clock. In Plaquemines Parish, where Hurricane Isaac made its first landfall just outside of New Orleans, power companies are struggling with slowly receding floodwaters and debris blocked roads. A spokesman for the parish reported that electricity was beginning to be restored and that emergency responders were working to reduce the flooding that will keep some roads closed for a few days more.