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Thousands Flooded, Without Power After Isaac

Associated Press Published: September 3, 2012
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More than 200,000 homes and businesses still don't have power, five days after Hurricane Isaac slammed Louisiana and Mississippi. Floodwaters remain five feet deep in some areas. (Sept. 3)

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GULF OF MEXICO OIL PLATFORM CREWS WHO EVACUATED AHEAD OF HURRICANE ISAAC ARE GOING BACK TO WORK.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY 71 PERCENT OF THE GULF'S DAILY OIL PRODUCTION WAS STILL SHUT DOWN BY LATE SUNDAY.

[Location - Date:BRAITHWAITE, LOUISIANA/SEPT. 2]

[Source:ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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ON SHORE, FLOODING AND POWER OUTAGES ARE THE BIG CONCERN.

200-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA STILL WERE IN THE DARK ON SUNDAY.

OFFICIALS SAY PARTS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA'S PLAQUEMINES PARISH ARE UNDER AS MUCH AS FIVE FEET OF WATER.

RESIDENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THEY'LL RECOVER FROM THE DAMAGE.

[SOT/:DON DUPLANTIER/BRAITHWAITE, LOUISIANA RESIDENT]

[Source:ASSOCIATED PRESS]

'nobody's coming back. Even the old-timers, they're not coming back.'

'now what I want to know is, what's the government going to do? They gonna give me my insurance, gonna give me my 350-thousand, 250 for my house and 100 for contents, then what they gonna do? They gonna give me more insurance?'

[Location - Date:PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LOUISIANA/SEPT. 2]

[Source:ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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CATTLE AND LIVESTOCK IN PLAQUEMINES PARISH WERE SPOTTED EITHER DROWNED OR STRANDED IN THE FLOODS.

THE PARISH PRESIDENT SAID THERE ARE REPORTS OF CATTLE TAKING REFUGE ON PORCHES, OR EVEN IN ONE CASE BREAKING INTO A HOME AND STANDING ON THE FURNITURE TO ESCAPE THE FLOOD.

BRYANT THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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ANCHOR VOICE: BRYANT THOMAS

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VIDEO PRODUCER: ROD JUSSIM

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VIDEO SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS

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VIDEO APPROVAL: ROD JUSSIM

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