Hurricane Isaac made landfall late Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, then again early Wednesday, lashing coastal Louisiana and Mississippi with 90 mile-per-hour winds and dumping inches of rain as it moves slowly toward New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's arrival. New Orleans was experiencing minor flooding early Wednesday, though its post-Katrina levees are holding up. A storm surge pushed water over an 18-mile stretch of levee in rural Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans. Because it is moving so slowly, Isaac could rain down up to 20 inches in some areas.
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