reas north and south of New Orleans were flooding on Thursday as Tropical Storm Isaac dumped rain on Louisiana. Homes are underwater, and some 500 people needed to be rescued by boat or high-water vehicles. At least two people were killed. Although evacuations were ordered before the storm arrived, Isaac's "meandering path and amount of rain — as much as 16 inches in some places — has caught many off guard." A dam on the Louisiana-Mississippi border was under intense pressure as water continued to rise, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said officials there would release water at the dam.
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