Officials: Hurricane Isaac’s Storm Surge Overtops Levee, Sends 12-Foot Flood Into La. Homes
Hurricane Isaac made its second landfall in southeastern Louisiana early Wednesday, sending up to 12 feet of water into people’s homes as an 18-mile stretch of levee was overtopped, officials said.
Officials in Plaquemines Parish said Coast Guard personnel and others were attempting to rescue people stranded on top of one levee.
The storm surge also flooded areas of the Mississippi coast with water rising several feet in some parts, authorities said.
Some 380,000 homes and businesses were without power in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.