Isaac heads north after soaking U.S. Gulf, New Orleans

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By Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone | Reuters

 

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Search-and-rescue operations around New Orleans resumed on Thursday after Hurricane Isaac brought heavy flooding, but relieved residents and authorities said the storm’s destruction was nothing like that seen from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Isaac, a slow-moving Category 1 hurricane when it hit the region on Tuesday, was expected to weaken into a tropical depression on Thursday.

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