Article Photos: Isaac becomes Category 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast 63/70

The sun breaks through the outer bands as the first real impacts of Isaac reach the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. at high tide as all access to the beaches is closed on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaac would grow to a Category 1 hurricane over the warm Gulf and possibly hit late Tuesday somewhere along a roughly 300-mile (500-kilometer) stretch from the bayous southwest of New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) ORG XMIT: ALBD104